The SAPS wants Ian Farlam to leave the ‘policing of the police’ to Ipid, but he says he can make recommendations on who should be prosecuted.
Vested interests have conspired to keep the truth about the Marikana massacre buried and the curse of unchecked mining goes on.
The Farlam inquiry has heard that Lonmin miners took their cue from the violent, but effective, protests at their neighbouring platinum firm.
Political pressure, NUM officials shooting at protesters and the firing of teargas and stun-grenades are to blame, says advocate Dali Mpofu.
Lawyers for the union argued at the Farlam commission that it was a myth perpetuated by Lonmin that union rivalry was the main cause of the slaughter.
The Farlam commission of inquiry heard that Amcu acted responsibly, and that Lonmin was "not equipped" to deal with the strike.
Lonmin claimed it couldn't afford to build promised houses for workers, despite the World Bank making $150-million available.
The recommendations of the Farlam commission's evidence leaders are very clear and SAPS would do well to start implementing them right away.
It's easy to blame Amcu, but insurrection is caused by anger over poverty and inequality.
This was the message delivered by evidence leader Matthew Chaskalson at the Farlam commission, who urged against "normalising" the tragic massacre.
Lonmin found funding to build its workers housing, it has been revealed, but now it doesn't know what happened to the funding agreement.
The Supreme Court of Appeal says the Legal Aid is bound to legal fees because it agreed to fully fund the unfunded period of the Farlam commission.
Former Lonmin executive admits that the deadly 2012 strike called for extraordinary negotiations that didn't fall within the company's structures.
Legal Aid is representing the Marikana miners, but is concerned about the precedent this sets when it comes to commissions of inquiry.
During a cross-examination at the Farlam commission, Riah Phiyega admitted that the R5 rifles used at the Marikana massacre are still being used
Lonmin’s chief commercial officer Albert Jamieson was asked why the company had failed to pursue every option at its disposal to avoid violence.
As the Marikana commission of inquiry wraps up its probe, the funding of legal representation for the injured and arrested miners is still uncertain.
Police claims about shooting at miners as a last resort appear to be thrown into question by a video shown to the Marikana inquiry.
Marikana strike leader Xolani Nzuza said he did not owe an apology to the families of Lonmin employees killed for reporting for work in August 2012.