“We stabbed the man. I also took part in it. I used my panga to strike him,” the witness, identified only as “Mr X”, told the Farlam inquiry into the Marikana deaths. A worker was killed because he went to … Read the rest
“We took some of the flesh of the security [officer]. It was to make our muti strong.”
This was one of the confessions made by Mr X during his first day of testifying at the Marikana commission on Thursday.
Mr … Read the rest
Platinum producer Lonmin faces possible strike action from minority unions that were left out of a recognition agreement it signed last week with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).
Trade union Solidarity says it is considering staging a … Read the rest
President Jacob Zuma called for reflection to restore peace in South Africa’s mining industry Wednesday, days before the first anniversary of police shooting dead strikers in the Marikana tragedy.
Friday marks a year after police opened fire on thousands of … Read the rest
The 44-year-old was shot in the head while returning from a shop at Wonderkop around 12.30pm, … Read the rest
A poor showing by the ruling party at next year’s general election will likely cost President Jacob Zuma his job, political analyst Nic Borain said on Thursday.
Speaking at a Cape Town Press Club lunch, he said the signs were … Read the rest
Activist Liv Shange arrived back in South Africa yesterday and vowed to continue her fight for workers’ rights in the mines, in the platinum belt and beyond.
She and her political party had expressed concern that she would be denied
The Association for Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has called for an independent commission of inquiry into the killing of 34 striking mine workers at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine, in Rustenburg.
“As much as the president of South Africa has … Read the rest
Over the past few days PRAAG obtained new information about the Marikana massacre that is currently still making frontpage news in South Africa. It appears as if the miners of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) were deliberately
The bloodbath that claimed the lives of over 30 people in Marikana in the North West has made international headlines.
The Guardian, New York Times, Sky News, Denver Post, BBC, Washington Post, CNN, and several other media reported on the … Read the rest
The situation at the Lonmin’s Marikana mine in the North West was stable on Tuesday morning following the deaths of nine people, police said.
Captain Dennis Adriao said police had been monitoring the situation at the mine where violence had … Read the rest