Amcu miners eating human flesh for muti commission hears

“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

Solidarity threatens strike at Lonmin

solidatityPlatinum 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

S. Africa’s Zuma urges peace on Marikana anniversary

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

Miner shot dead at Wonderkop

mynerA woman miner was shot dead at a residential area in Wonderkop, near Lonmin’s Marikana mine outside Rustenburg, on Monday, North West police said.

The 44-year-old was shot in the head while returning from a shop at Wonderkop around 12.30pm, … Read the rest

Amcu calls for independent commission of enquiry as mineworkers were ambushed at Marikana

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

Did South African police kill at Marikana to help black billionaire Ramaphosa’s finances?

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

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Marikana massacre makes world headlines

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

Nine dead in clashes between black unions at Lonmin mine

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