DA spokesman says ANC much better than ‘apartheid’

EFF leader Julius Malema was wrong to say that the ANC-led government is worse than the apartheid government, DA spokesman Mmusi Maimane said on Monday.

“You may have heard Julius Malema saying over the weekend that the ANC is worse … 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

Mining deaths a joke to police chief

Riah Phiyega

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

Two more miners killed by police, one dragged by armoured car

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

Amplats miners striking for R16 070 per month

Striking Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) mineworkers demanded pay of R16,070 a month at a meeting at the Blesbok stadium in Rustenburg on Thursday.

This was according to Gaddafi Ndoda, who described himself as a member of a newly formed workers’ … 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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‘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

Afrikaner Church Rejects Apartheid, Confesses Role in Segregation – historical article

TOM COHEN , Associated Press, Nov. 9, 1990

RUSTENBURG, South Africa (AP) – The white Dutch Reformed Church joined other Christian denominations Friday in rejecting apartheid as a sin and confessed the church’s role in implementing it.

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