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.
Minister in the presidency Trevor Manuel was heckled at the University of the Witwatersrand by protesting mineworkers during a Ruth First lecture.
The murder of KZN councillor Makhosonke Msibi is deeply saddening and not only a blow to local government, but a worrying entrenchment of a trend.
Underground protest action at Amplats's Tumela mine in Limpopo is continuing, but management says it still does not know what miners' demands are.
The ANC's secretary general says mines don't want the NUM around because it is fighting exploitation, adding new unions have nothing to offer members.
The Rustenburg strike coordinating committee says the protest at Anglo American Platinum will continue despite earlier claims to the contrary.