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16 mine workers in court for 2012 Marikana killings

A group of 16 mine workers accused of killings during the Marikana unrest in 2012 will know on Friday if their prosecution will continue. They will appear in the North West High Court sitting in Mogwase outside Rustenburg. This follows their application to the high court that charges against them[…]

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Students call on UCT to cut ties with mining company

In August 2012 South African police opened fire on striking mineworkers at the Lonmin platinum mine at Marikana. The Marikana massacre was the single most lethal use of force by South African security forces against civilians since 1960 in which 34 mineworkers were killed. The incident made world headlines and[…]

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Marikana inquiry cost R153m: report

The Marikana inquiry into the killing of 34 mineworkers in 2012 cost a total of R153 million, according to the Sunday Times. Justice department spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga told the newspaper that the inquiry cost R31.9 million in 2012 when it sat from October to December. During 2013 and 2014 it[…]

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Legal action looming over Marikana report

Legal action could be taken next week to force President Jacob Zuma to release the Farlam Commission of Inquiry’s report, lawyer Dali Mpofu said on Tuesday. “Next week there is likely to be some litigation or a court case about the release of the report, which I’m going to be[…]

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Farlam commission resumes

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry investigating the deaths of 44 people in Marikana resumes in Pretoria on Wednesday. The commission will hear oral arguments from the various legal representatives. The commissioners will then submit their final report to the Presidency by the end of March 2015. President Jacob Zuma appointed[…]

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Lonmin guards ill-prepared for strikers

Lonmin mine security guards were ill-prepared to manage thousands of the company’s striking employees in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Friday. “The impression from the incident of the 12th (August 2012) is that your security people were not prepared to deal with the crowd,” Sesi Baloyi,[…]

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