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Miners criticise Marikana report’s findings

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry report’s was criticised at a meeting in Wonderkop, Marikana near Rustenburg on Sunday for certain findings it made against Amcu. “Amcu was not existing in Lonmin in 2012. We did not even know Joseph Mathunjwa [the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president],” mineworker Lindani[…]

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Marikana report fails miners: civil society

The failure of the Farlam Commission report on the Marikana Massacre to hold any executive within government accountable for the deaths of 36 miners, has come as little surprise, according to Dr Dale Mckinley of the Right2Know Campaign. The long awaited report was released by President Jacob Zuma on Thursday.[…]

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Marikana letter of demand sent to Zuma

The lawyer representing mineworkers who were injured and arrested during the Marikana shooting has sent a letter to President Jacob Zuma on behalf of his clients demanding that he release the Farlam Commission of Inquiry’s report into the incident. They had initially set a deadline for 14:00 on Sunday for[…]

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Miner rescue courageous: Chamber

The Chamber of Mines on Monday applauded the “courageous” role played by rescue services in the evacuation of 486 miners during an underground fire at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine. “Mine Rescue Services provides critical support to the industry and we wish to send our heartfelt gratitude to the men and[…]

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Marikana muti claims nonsense: Mpofu

Claims that protesting Lonmin mineworkers used muti, believing that it would make them invincible against police, were nonsensical, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Wednesday. “SAPS is looking for a reason why people were killed and [as] all the objective evidence shows the people were killed unlawfully, they have[…]

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Final lap for Marikana enquiry

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has been granted its final extension, spokesman Phuti Setati said on Tuesday. “In terms of the latest terms of reference, the oral and final arguments by the parties represented at the commission will have to be done by November 14,” he told reporters in Marikana,[…]

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GOTG locates white miners

Local relief agency Gift of the Givers has begun feeding the families of white miners affected by the ongoing strike in the platinum mining belt. Two buses with representatives of these families travelled in convoy with Gift of the Givers to the Rustenburg Mines on Monday. Food parcels were distributed[…]

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