From workers using force to challenge exploitation, to the role of unions in protests, experts have analysed strike violence at a Marikana seminar.
Serious doubts have been raised about the legitimacy of the police submission to the Marikana inquiry for the testimony of Mr X to be held in camera.
Marikana has scarred villagers in the Eastern Cape, where the ANC is losing further ground.
The Farlam commission has held the first of three public seminars to investigate the underlying causes of the August 16 2012 massacre.
North West air wing chief Salmon Vermaak has broken ranks to give his 'true' version of the Marikana events.
This has become the standard method for authorities trying to avoid taking responsibility for wrongdoing, such as killing 34 miners at Marikana.
An SAPS witness, identified as Mr X, is a murderer, liar and habitual criminal, the Farlam commission of inquiry has heard.
Voters in the platinum belt have been left disillusioned by the ANC, and are going to be taking a cynical approach to the national elections.
The issue of labour representation is central to the problems in the industry.
An estimated 100 000 miner workers affiliated to Amcu went on strike on Thursday to demand major wage increases.
Dali Mpofu has told the Farlam commission that police should have foreseen that strikers would retaliate to it using barbed wire to control crowds.
The Farlam commission, which is investigating the deaths of 44 people during labour-related unrest at Marikana, is set to resume its public hearings.
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The operational commander at Marikana has admitted he became aware of the deadly shootings at Lonmin mine nearly an hour after the incident occured.
Striking Marikana mineworkers had performed muti rituals and believed they were unassailable before the massacre, heard the Farlam commission.
The police monitoring body has not given prosecutors any dockets relating to alleged assaults on miners.
Legal Aid SA has been ordered to pay the legal fees of Marikana miners pending its appeal, says the miners' legal team.
Dali Mpofu's new role as an Economic Freedom Fighter has provoked fresh scrutiny of his political role and his funding call for the Marikana miners.