Special Assignment to investigate ‘deadly’ SAPS – Press Release

This week we investigate the seeming increase of deadly force used by police amid growing violent protests countrywide. On 13 April 2012, 33-year old Andries Tatane was shot dead by police during a service delivery protest in Ficksburg in the Free state. The dramatic incident unfolded in front of SABC’s news cameras. When Tatane’s death … Continue reading “Special Assignment to investigate ‘deadly’ SAPS – Press Release”

Marikana commission adjourns

Pretoria – The Farlam Commission, which is investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of 44 mineworkers in strike-related violence in Marikana last year,┬áhas adjourned until Thursday, Chairperson Judge Ian Farlam said on Monday. The commission had┬áresumed on Monday to hear a report back after the commission was postponed last week after advocate Dali Mpofu, who … Continue reading “Marikana commission adjourns”

Marikana killed’s families “want to attend hearings”

Rustenburg – The families of the mineworkers killed in Marikana in August should receive financial assistance from the state to attend the hearings, the Commission of Inquiry in the tragedy heard on Monday. Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza, who represent about 20 families, said the families had indicated that they would want to be part of the … Continue reading “Marikana killed’s families “want to attend hearings””

“Illegal gatherings” not allowed – ministers

Pretoria – The country’s law enforcement agencies will no longer tolerate violence, illegal gatherings or the carrying of dangerous weapons, particularly from those in the mining sector, government ministers have warned. Government was concerned about the violence, threats and intimidation in the mining sector and would implement measures to curb the situation. Its chief focus … Continue reading ““Illegal gatherings” not allowed – ministers”

Amcu and workers refuse to sign Marikana “peace accord”

Pretoria – Parties involved in the Marikana talks today signed a peace accord to pave the way for wage negotiations. The accord was signed just after 1am, said Lonmin mine spokesperson Sue Vey. “This is the first step in the right direction. We hope the workers will also sign soon,” she said. The National Union … Continue reading “Amcu and workers refuse to sign Marikana “peace accord””

Mining salary negotiations “to change”

Pretoria – Government and the mining sector have agreed on the need to [change] the manner in which the sector negotiates conditions of employment. Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu and Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant met with the Chamber of Mines and executives of the platinum and gold sector on Saturday “This has arisen from the … Continue reading “Mining salary negotiations “to change””