Provincial deputy police commissioner William Mpembe pleaded with protesters to lay down their weapons in Marikana, the Farlam commission has heard.
The government places a “high premium” on restoring stability in the mining industry, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.
The families of mineworkers killed in a clash with police in Marikana will conduct a cleansing ceremony of the site, says the Bojanala municipality.
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Senior police officer Lieutenant Colonel Duncan Scott has admitted to drawing up the plan to deal with striking Marikana miners last year.
Striking workers at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana in the North West have resolved to return to work immediately.
The body of Lungani Mabutyana, 27, a rock drill operator, was found hanging from a tree in Wonderkop on Monday morning.
Police did not foresee the reaction of protesting Lonmin miners to the deployment of barbed wire, the Farlam commission has heard.
Most parties involved in the Farlam commission of inquiry support a call for its hearings to be moved from Rustenburg to Pretoria, it has heard.
Police officers knew a substance thought to be muti was given to striking Marikana mineworkers, the Farlam commission of inquiry has heard.
A police report has confirmed that officers shot dead 34 striking mineworkers at Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
Discussions about whether to move the Farlam commission from Rustenburg to Johannesburg or Pretoria will take place when advocate Dali Mpofu returns.
The presidency has announced that advocate Mbuyiseli Madlanga has been appointed to the Constitutional Court of South Africa.
Incredible rumours surround the death of the man believed to have given the Lonmin miners muti that they believed made them invincible.
South Africans are crying out for real leadership because they are not getting it from President Jacob Zuma, writes Nickolaus Bauer.
Police chief Riah Phiyega has admitted to signing an affidavit detailing the police's role in the Marikana shooting without reading it.
The police team who shot dead striking mineworkers were thanked for following protocol, says National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega.