Gov to pay 48 outstanding Marikana litigations by month end

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[…]

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Ramaphosa welcomes Marikana workers court judgment

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,[…]

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Marikana trial finally got underway

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[…]

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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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