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The great crime of Marikana

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One act was central to converting what had already been a week of killing and confrontation at Marikana in 2012 into a massacre. That...

At least R170 million paid in Marikana reparations

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Since August 2018, government has paid out at least R170 million in damages to families of those who lost loved ones and those who...

ISS: Marikana experts report points the way to better policing

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The Marikana massacre was a South African tragedy. It was also a policing disaster. But little has changed to improve policing in the country...

Marikana incident must never repeat itself

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The Marikana tragedy in which 44 people lost their lives must never repeat itself, Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Bavelile Hlongwa, said...

Marikana trials a priority for new NPA head

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Police commanders who authorised the 2012 killing of striking miners at Marikana should be a priority for prosecution by the incoming head...

R67m paid out to Marikana families

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Government has paid R67 million in the finalised cases of the families that lost their breadwinners six years ago in Marikana. "With respect...

ISS: Marikana Scene 2 uncovered

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Most people in South Africa know about the fatal shootings at Marikana platinum mine on 16 August 2012 as police attempted to...

Bail for six police who were part of “Marikana massacre”

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A South African court granted bail to six police officers charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with the 2012 killing...

Six arrested for Marikana killings

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A police operation has led to the arrest of six suspects who are thought to be behind the killings of people in...

ISS: Marikana demands truth, justice and accountability

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Five years ago today members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) shot dead 34 mineworkers and injured 78. Some of the...

S.Africa watchdog says police commissioner should be dismissed

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A South African police watchdog has recommended that suspended national commissioner Riah Phiyega be deemed unfit to hold office and dismissed, the...

ISS: Disgraced Phiyega is highly unlikely to survive the inquiry into...

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A little over a year after police officers shot 112 striking mine workers at Marikana, killing 34 of them, President Jacob Zuma...

No soldiers in Marikana – SANDF

The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) via its Director: Corporate Communication has denied it is standing by to assist with evicting people...

Phiyega commission underway

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The board of inquiry established to look into the allegations of misconduct by the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service,...

South Africa hopes to settle with ‘Marikana massacre’ victims: Zuma

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South Africa may set up a panel to process civil claims that have been filed against the government by the families of...

South Africa’s Zuma defends police before “Marikana massacre” report

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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday defended the actions of police who shot dead 34 striking workers in 2012 at at...

Fearful workers stay clear of South Africa’s platinum mines

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South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Thursday it had told its members to stay clear of strike-hit platinum mines...

AMCU strikers block South Africa platinum mines

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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...

New allegations on Marikana shooting, police torture

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Police are declining to comment on allegations and a newspaper report that workers killed during the Marikana shooting were fleeing from police....

Marikana commission appointed

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President Jacob Zuma has announced the commissioners and terms of reference of a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate "matters of public,...

Marikana massacre

defenceWeb has reported and opinionated considerably on the matter of public order policing over the last three years. We also held a conference...

Massacre Inquiry terms to be announced this week

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The Presidency says it will later this week announce the terms of reference for what it says will be a judicial commission...