ANC and NW government officials were conspicuously absent at a rally to commemorate slain miners on the second anniversary of the Marikana massacre.
Members of Amcu have turned up in droves as the Labour Court was to hear the Chamber of Mines's bid to prevent an Amcu strike in the gold sector.
Three major platinum producers have dismissed reports of an agreement in the long-standing wage dispute with mining union Amcu.
EFF leader Julius Malema has told mineworkers in Rustenburg to intensify their strike for a better wage.
Amcu has come out strongly against the latest offer to end the three-month-long strike in the platinum sector demanding an "honourable settlement".
People staying near platinum mines in Rustenburg in the North West are starving and living in fear.
Striking mine workers retaliated to being sprayed with water cannons by pelting security officials at the Khuseleka mine in Rustenburg with stones.
Security cluster ministers have met Thuli Madonsela following the M&G's reporting on the provisional Nkandla report, says an official.
Murders at Marikana resulting from union rivalry between the NUM and Amcu has violated the peace accord signed in February, says Thandi Modise.
A man has been assaulted near Amplats mine, where hundreds of miners downed tools in an attempt to force the mine not to retrench 3 300 workers.