Lonmin

By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 16th, 2013
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The miners are angry that not a single policeman has been arrested     South Africa’s governing ANC will not attend commemorations marking the death of 34 striking miners shot by police a year ago, saying they have been “hijacked” for political reasons.   Rivalry betw...
By IndepthAfrica
In South Africa
Mar 14th, 2013
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The lawyer for the National Union of Mineworkers at the Marikana Commission, Karel Tip, cross-examined a survivor of the 16 August massacre on Tuesday and Wednesday to discover why he, too, wanted R12,500 even though he was not a rock-drill operator. What emerged instead was the depth of the trauma s...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 22nd, 2013
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People thought they would see no more peaceful protesters shot by police, but the force is turning violent again. By Justice Malala,The Guardian South African police officers have admitted that weapons were planted near the bodies of miners after the Marikana massacre. Photograph: Gallo Images/Getty ...
By IndepthAfrica
In South Africa
Feb 6th, 2013
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Anita Powell, VOA JOHANNESBURG — With one of the world’s most liberal constitutions and a boisterous media sector, South Africa has long been the African continent’s model for human rights.But global watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) says events in 2012 have set the nation back significan...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 1st, 2012
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NUM itatumia yao Marikana Tume kuonekana kukataa kwamba wanachama wao nia mauaji ya kwanza. Lakini timu za utetezi kujaribu siri vifo kwanza squarely juu ya mabega ya muungano wa Afrika Kusini kubwa. Tu ambao ni wajibu wa hali ya hewa macabre kwamba hatimaye ilisababisha shootings katika Marikana tar...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 1st, 2012
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Die NUM sal hul Marikana Commissie voorkoms gebruik om te ontken dat hul lede die eerste moorde gepleeg het. Maar die verdediging-spanne sal probeer om die eerste sterftes te pen vierkantig op die skouers van Suid-Afrika se grootste vakbond. Presies wie is verantwoordelik vir die makabere klimaat wat...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 1st, 2012
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The NUM will use their Marikana Commission appearance to deny that their members committed the first murders. But the defence teams will try to pin the first deaths squarely on the shoulders of South Africa’s biggest union. Just who is responsible for the macabre climate that eventually led to the sh...
By benim
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Nov 8th, 2012
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By Madeline R. Young The South African economy has recently taken a major blow due to a much-reported epidemic of labour disputes in the mining industry. Approximately 50,000 mine workers have gone on strike across companies, with violent clashes leading to injuries and deaths, as well as billions of...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 30th, 2012
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Mogomotsi Mogodiri Malema’s charges will really usher in a hilarious soap opera The seriousness of charges levelled against Julius Malema has robbed me of an opportunity to proclaim the arrival in town of “Juju’s Circus”. This does not by any long shot mean that we will not be served with hilarious e...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 24th, 2012
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South African firebrand Julius Malema (pictured), for whom an  arrest warrant was issued on Friday, has consistently denounced inequality, but faces charges for funding his wealthy lifestyle through corruption. Booted from the ruling African National Congress in April, the fiery 31-year-old has claim...