Marikana

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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...
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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...
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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 IndepthAfrica
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Sep 19th, 2012
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Mandy de Waal, dailymaverick 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 campaign for justice and better living conditions in the North West town is far from over. By MANDY DE WAAL. Cheers and whistles ech...
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Sep 19th, 2012
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Sipho Hlongwane, dailymaverick Julius Malema took a day out of his busy revolutionary schedule to tell the country that he wouldn’t be stopped. Not by the police, and certainly not by President Jacob Zuma. Conveniently, for this comeback to work, he needs as much push-back from as many people as poss...
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Sep 18th, 2012
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By Simon Freemantle and Desné Masie On 16 August 2012, 34 miners were killed and nearly 80 injured in confrontations with police, while scores more were arrested and allegedly tortured during a wildcat strike at Lonmin PLC’s Platinum Mine in Marikana, South Africa. The event was breathtakingly tragic...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 17th, 2012
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Khadija Patel, dailymaverick SA’s beleaguered government continues its security crackdown in Marikana, with the South African National Defence Force announcing that it deployed 1,000 soldiers to the restive mining town in the North West. But even as President Zuma attempted – not very successfu...
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Sep 17th, 2012
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Greg Nicolson, dailymaverick As police raided the hostels of Lonmin miners it looked like the ANC had once again chosen force over discussion. It’s nothing new, but this specific raid will be what we remember as the beginning of the party’s decline. By GREG NICOLSON. This weekend’s crackdown on the s...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 13th, 2012
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South Africa is a land where any bizarre conspiracy theory can flourish with the help of state intelligence agents at the behest of their political masters. Instead of trying to stave off crime and social unrest, police intelligence agents are trying to mop up the scene of the massacre at Marikana an...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 12th, 2012
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A body was found near the Lonmin’s platinum mine in Marikana on Tuesday, North West police said. “I can confirm that a body of a man was found 300m away from where the miners usually meet, on the western side of the koppie,” said Brigadier Thulani Ngubane. Ngubane said the man, wear...