Commission chairperson, retired judge Ian Farlam, questioned Major General Charl Annandale on whether they knew protesters believed the
National police commissioner Riah Phiyega knew there was evidence to suggest that one of the crime scenes where 34 protesters were shot dead by police on August 16 had been tampered with, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Monday.… Read the rest
National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega reportedly laughed and joked as footage of the killing of 34 miners in a clash with police was screened at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, The Times reported on Wednesday.
Phiyega reportedly joked … Read the rest
Johnson’s article was very interesting and deserves to be read by anyone trying to make sense of events in Africa.
Like Johnson I also trace … Read the rest
“All fatal projectile wounds were sustained from the back,” advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza … Read the rest
by Avigdor Eskin, translated from the Russian by Karlinka Bismark
Russia is the only country that speaks of the atrocities of Africans in South Africa.
Avigdor Eskin stirred the world, with 34 striking miners at a platinum mine in Marikana … Read the rest
By Genevieve Quintal and Jonisayi Maromo
A judicial inquiry into the shooting of striking Lonmin platinum workers at Marikana in August concluded an inspection on Monday of the hills where the workers were killed.
Two North West crime scene experts … Read the rest
The judicial inquiry into the shooting at Lonmin’s Marikana mine will begin in Rustenburg in the North West on Monday.
The commission of inquiry would start with public hearings at 9am at the town’s civic centre.
On Monday, all parties … Read the rest
It may, in the end, be events on a dusty patch of Highveld … Read the rest
South Africa’s president says the mining unrest that captured international attention following the police killing of 34 striking miners will be resolved through negotiation.
President Jacob Zuma told the Associated Press that the Aug. 16 killings at the Lonmin PLC … Read the rest
South Africa needs to dig itself out of a 19th-century mining business model, academic Mamphela Ramphele said on Wednesday.
Speaking at a media briefing ahead of an international leadership education conference in Cape Town, she said a failure to change … Read the rest
The violent crisis that has shaken South Africa’s mines shows workers’ distrust for traditional trade unions, up to now the guardians of social peace despite the country’s deep inequality.
Miners this week clawed record salary increases of 22 percent from … Read the rest
RUSTENBURG, South Africa (AP) — Days after soldiers were deployed, South African President Jacob Zuma’s office announced Thursday he has ordered military forces to assist police trying to control labor unrest in the nation’s crucial mining sector. Despite resolution of … Read the rest
The SA National Defence Force has officially been deployed domestically from September 14 until next year in Marikana “and other areas of the country where needed”, the Presidency said in a statement on Thursday.
The Presidency said in a short … Read the rest