The South African and global sailing community were left reeling on Wednesday with the news of the passing of one of their finest young talents, Khanya Mafuta. Mafuta (18) succumbed to injuries sustained in a stabbing incident at the Marikana informal settlement in KwaNonqaba near Mossel Bay. Mafuta was a much-loved[…]
LOCAL There is still no justice for mineworkers killed during the Marikana massacre outside Rustenburg in the North West. This was a popular sentiment at the event to mark a decade since the massacre of 34 Lonmin mineworkers. The event was held at the infamous Marikana koppie, where the mineworkers[…]
LOCAL The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) says over 20 000 people are expected to attend the 10th Marikana commemoration at the infamous Marikana koppie in the North West. That is where police shot and killed 34 mineworkers on August 16 2012. This year’s Marikana commemoration will be held under[…]
LOCAL The Solicitor General’s office has confirmed that Government will pay the 48 outstanding Marikana litigations by the end of August this year. Families of slain Marikana miners are suing the state and President Cyril Ramaphosa for a billion rand. They are also demanding an apology. Last year about R200 million was[…]
LOCAL President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the judgment by the Johannesburg high court last week where he was being sued by mineworkers who worked for Lonmin during the Marikana massacre in 2012. The workers asked the court to find that Ramaphosa and Lonmin, which has since been acquired by Sibanye-Stillwater,[…]
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) says it has written two letters to President Cyril Ramaphosa to speed up the process of compensation for Marikana victims and their families but has received no reply. This comes as the country marks the ninth anniversary of the Marikana tragedy on[…]
On 16 August, 2012, a week of bloody clashes at the Lonmin platinum mine in the North West’s Marikana ended with police opening fire on a crowd of striking workers and killing 34 of them. The most lethal use of state force in post-apartheid South Africa’s history, the Marikana massacre[…]
South Africa’s Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) President, Joseph Mathunjwa says to date no one has taken responsibility for the massacre of the mineworkers. He added that the mining company Lonmin has failed to improve the lives of the mining community as they had promised. “How many houses[…]
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[…]
By Tauhierah Salie Today marks the day that 34 miners of the Lonmin Platinum mine were gunned down in the Marikana area, by police during a strike for higher pay, six years ago. The Ex Mine Workers Union, under the banner of unpaid benefits Campaign and in solidarity with the[…]
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