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Police watch as mine workers meet in Marikana

Little has changed since Marikana, mining conference told

Very little has changed in the mining industry since the events at Marikana in August 2012, Bench Marks Foundation executive director John Capel said today.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa motives at Marikana queried

The intervention of deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa during the unprotected strike at Lonmin’s Marikana mine in August 2012 was driven by ulterior motives, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard today.

Police watch as mine workers meet in Marikana

Marikana strikers posed no threat to police: lawyer

Strikers never posed a threat to the police tactical response team (TRT) on August 16, when 34 miners were killed at Marikana in 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard in Pretoria today.

Miners on strike chant slogans as they march in Nkaneng township outside the Lonmin mine in Rustenburg May 14, 2014. About 1,000 stick-wielding strikers gathered outside Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in South Africa on Wednesday, preventing workers from breaking the longest and costliest bout of industrial action the sector's history. Some of the protesting strikers, clad in the green shirts of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), told Reuters they were there to block anyone from reaching the shafts.   REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST EMPLOYMENT)

Establish restoration fund for Marikana families: lawyer

A restoration fund should be established for the families affected by the shooting at Marikana in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard today.

ANC secretary-general, Gwede Mantashe

There’s resentment towards black success, says Mantashe

South Africans resent black success, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said today.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema

Malema sent out of National Assembly for Marikana murder comment

EFF leader Julius Malema and his Chief Whip Floyd Shivambu were ordered to leave the National Assembly today after accusing Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa of “murdering” 34 Marikana mineworkers.

Bench Marks says very little has changed in the mining industry since the events at Marikana.  Picture: FILE

Lonmin employee defends ‘faceless’ comment

A SENIOR Lonmin employee had to defend calling Marikana strikers “faceless”, at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry earlier today.

Marikana, North West - Thousands of striking miners armed with weapons. They are requesting triple their salary in a pay increase from Lonmin Mine in Rustenburg. 16/8/12. PHOTOGRAPH: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES

Farlam to visit Marikana

SEVERAL areas linked to the August 2012 shooting of Lonmin mineworkers will be inspected next week, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry announced today.

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