Britten’s indifference

Sarah Britten painting her self-portrait
Sarah Britten painting her self-portrait

by Albert Brenner

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One very positive side-effect of the Red October protest was that it aired the stale house of the MSM in Mandelatopia. This breath of fresh air made … Read the rest

Miners shot in the back says lawyer

Fourteen of the 34 Lonmin platinum miners killed by the police in August were shot in the back, a judicial inquiry into the Marikana shooting heard on Monday.

“All fatal projectile wounds were sustained from the back,” advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza … Read the rest

Bobby Godsell says Marikana violence ‘outrageous’

Bobby Godsell, former CEO of Anglogold Ashanti and chairman of Business Unity

The violence at Marikana was “outrageous” and the killers needed to be held accountable, Business Unity SA chairman Bobby Godsell said on Monday.

“In an apartheid South Africa … Read the rest

Return to work, or be fired! Lonmin tells striking mineworkers

Miners must return to work Monday or face being fired from the platinum mine where rivalry between unions exploded into violence that led to the deaths of 44 people in a week, Lonmin PLC said Sunday. Thirty-four were gunned down … Read the rest

Malema asks police to retreat from crowds at Marikana

Former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema asked police on Saturday to distance themselves from the crowds at the Wonderkop village near Rustenburg.

The negotiations between Malema and the police came after complaints from Lonmin workers and residents that they … Read the rest

Britain’s hatred of Afrikaners

By Dan Roodt

Following on the Marikana massacre where 36 black miners were killed yesterday, shot by the ANC’s police service, the usual nauseating comments about apartheid and Afrikaner racism are being made by the BBC and other British media. … Read the rest

‘Warning signs of a failing state’ at Marikana – Law society of South Africa

The legal fraternity has blamed a breakdown in conflict resolution in the mining industry for Thursday’s shooting near Lonmin’s Marikana mine, in North West.

“These workers have been the victims of an escalating breakdown in conflict resolution, particularly in the … Read the rest

‘I understand miners’ frustration’ – farmer near Marikana

Families and friends continued to arrive at Lonmin’s Marikana mine on Friday in the hope of tracking down people who went missing, after 34 people were killed in a clash with police.

“I have been trying to call my brother … Read the rest

Marikana massacre makes world headlines

The scene at Marikana, near Rustenburg, yesterday

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, … Read the rest