The mining company hosted its fourth annual Marikana memorial lecture on Monday to mark the 11th anniversary of the massacre
The Marikana Massacre, which occurred on August 16, 2012, was a tragic and deeply unsettling event in South African history. In the town of Marikana, North West province, tensions between striking mine workers and the authorities reached a devastating climax when police opened fire on the protesters. The workers, primarily employed by Lonmin, a platinum […]
No matter the quality of the work inquiries do, they are designed to create a simulacrum of accountability, of justice. They appease the public
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The family of one of the victims of the shooting has received neither money nor an apology
Images from the 10th Marikana Massacre commemoration
Sibanye-Stillwater, which inherited the project after purchasing Lonmin, now looks to finish the project by next year.
The mineworker union’s Joseph Mathunjwa spoke at the ten-year anniversary of the massacre
The chair of the commission of inquiry says a personal apology from Cyril Ramaphosa would help families of the dead to heal
Ten years on, the massacre at the mine remains a metaphor for the ills of our society
Why do representative bodies like the union, the party and the so-called left seem to fail their constituents during struggles like Marikana?
Accountability, insofar as it ever existed in the South African Police Service, has been reduced to a theoretical concept. It is time this changed.
The state has already paid out R170-million in claims following the August 2012 massacre
The injustices of the apartheid era have survived and expanded, and human rights flouder, in a state that was supposed to be founded on the rule of law and constitutionalism
Eight out of the 44 widows are still waiting for their houses but Sibanye-Stillwater says they are ‘under construction’
Law enforcement cannot function adequately if its leadership structures are dysfunctional
From their creation during colonisation to now, they have served the wealthy against the many
The application to have Judge Colin Lamont recuse himself was launched hours after the disclosure
Lawyers seeking R1-billion in damages allege President Cyril Ramaphosa’s phone calls and emails in 2012 set the stage for the unlawful killing of 34 miners
Murder accused and former provincial police deputy commissioner Wiliam Mpembe rules mine security with impunity – say people in Marikana
Claimants are free to approach the state attorney’s office to check whether the figures released by the solicitor general are correct, the government says.
In Nkaneng the memory of the 44 people murdered will not leave the community
Nine years later, the government has not finalised damages claims, but has paid millions for Phiyega to contest the scathing findings against her
Close to a decade after the Marikana massacre, President Cyril Ramaphosa has not visited the survivors as he promised to do, judges have acquitted police officers, children can’t get jobs and lawlessness reigns
The blight on our past and our future must haunt us as much as it haunts the victims left behind
In Parliament on Thursday, the police minister and national police commissioner lamented that officers had become hesitant to execute their duties
We need a commission of inquiry to find the central characters in the tragic event that played out in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
Once again, people of all races, religions and ages have come together to sort out the devastation that can largely be laid at the doorstep of our government
Testimony about the events of 13 August 2012, when five people died at Marikana, has provided new details of the police’s incompetent handling of the striking mineworker situation.
The family members of mineworkers killed during the Marikana massacre in 2012 have yet to see a police officer held to account, and police testimony thus far appears unclear
With high-profile savagery by the police becoming routine, what can be done to transform our broken relationship with law enforcement?
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