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Inquiry Blames South African Police In Massacre Of Miners At Marikana

AFRICANGLOBE - The massacre of the workers at a platinum mine in the Marikana area was the worst case of police violence since the end of apartheid in 1994. A pivotal moment, it cemented public frustration with the government and the problem of income inequality in South Africa.

Marikana Dead Remembered At Two-Year Commemoration

AFRICANGLOBE - "We thought that democracy would bring us so much more. How wrong we were." The second anniversary of the shooting at Lonmin's Marikana mine, near Rustenburg, South Africa was commemorated on Saturday at the koppie where miners were slaughtered.

Julius Malema – Rising From The Ashes Of Marikana

AFRICANGLOBE - Just when everybody thought he was done and dusted, the irrepressible commander-in-Chief of the new Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party is no doubt set to cause consternation in South African political circles. His party name choice alone speaks deeply about what is outstanding in the country after Nelson Mandela’s political freedom. It is economic freedom.

Will S Africa’s Marikana Cops Be Punished?

AFRICANGLOBE - It is unclear if policemen found guilty of ignoring official crowd-control guidelines in Marikana would lose their jobs, the Farlam commission of inquiry heard on Friday.

South Africa’s Strike Wave Hits Whole Mining Sector, Spreads to Transport

The strike wave that began at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine is now engulfing South Africa’s platinum, gold and coal mining industries and has spread...

Zuma Hits Back As Mining Unrest Spreads

A rousing welcome at a national trades union conference and a belated wage deal at the Marikana platinum mines are the first signs that...

Political and Historical Issues in the South African Miners Revolt

The August 16 massacre of 34 striking miners at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana and the spreading confrontation between miners and the Jacob...

Marikana Strike Might Be Over, but the Struggle Continues

Striking workers at Marikana's Lonmin mine have accepted a pay offer from management and say they'll be back at work this Thursday, but the...

Marikana Strike Ends as Miners Accept Pay Rise

Striking platinum miners at Lonmin's Marikana mine accepted a pay offer on Tuesday, ending six weeks of violent unrest that claimed 45 lives and...

Jacob Zuma Deploys Army Against Striking Miners

In an unprecedented move in post-Apartheid South Africa, hundreds of soldiers have been deployed in Marikana to assist police in cracking down on striking...

Marikana Massacre Highlights Jacob Zuma’s Failure to Lead

The decision by South Africa's state prosecutors to provisionally drop murder charges against the Marikana mineworkers has been welcomed with relief, although speculation continues...

South Africa: A Tale of Two Worlds – Sun City and...

In a few weeks, the platinum industry's leading lights will be at one of the industry's biggest conferences not very far from Marikana. Planned...

South Africa: Police Torture Takes Centre Stage

The news that the South African police are assaulting miners arrested in connection with demonstrations at Marikana should not surprise us, says a Wits...

South Africa; The Unfinished Revolution and the Massacre at Marikana

The massacre of 34 miners at Marikana lays bare the central contradiction of the South African “arrangement.” Back in 1994, “the ‘revolution’ was put...

South African Platinum Miners Strike Spreads

The strike by thousands of South African platinum miners, which led to the police massacre of 34 workers August 16 at Lonmin’s Marikana mine,...
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