Marikana Shootings

Miners speak out against Sibanye

Not a year into buying Lonmin, Sibanye is accused of mistreating the mineworkers who were injured eight years ago during the Marikana massacre. But the platinum giant says it is a miscommunication. Athandiwe Saba and Paul Botes visit Marikana to find out the truth

#RememberMarikana: The miners killed at Marikana on 13 and 16 August 2012

This list was compiled by the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (Seri).

State’s merry-go-round on Marikana compensation

Six months into negotiations with government, the Marikana victims are frustrated at lack of progress and feel that government tries to divide them.

The ‘great unwashed’ grow tired of the cycle of injustice

The Marikana inquiry shows how the state and capital collude to shaft society's poorest.

Letters to the editor: June 26 to July 2 2015

Readers write in about climate change, capital export and Marikana.

Presidency defends Zuma’s Marikana remarks

President Jacob Zuma's comments about Marikana did not mean he condoned the shooting to death of 34 mineworkers, the presidency said.

Marikana will always stalk Ramaphosa

The politician remains vulnerable in the quest to hold those responsible to account.

Constitution the winner in EFF victory

A high court ruling highlights how Parliament's presiding officers fail to act impartially.

Marikana massacre report handed to Zuma

The president will "prioritise" consideration of the report when he returns to SA - but rights groups want the findings to be made public quickly.

Swaziland miners and police in ‘Marikana style’ face-off

Striking workers at a mine in Swaziland linked to the ANC fear that a strong police presence could lead to a second Marikana.

Amcu: We’re not the villains of the Marikana massacre

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.

Platinum mining a guessing game for investors

As Anglo disposes of its Rustenberg mines, other companies are betting that the troubled metal will yield dividends further down the line.


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it