Archive for September, 2012
COSATU 11th Congress Declaration on the Lonmin Marikana platinum mine tragedy, the mining industry, and general poverty wages We the 3,000 delegates to the 11th COSATU Congress, in the presence of over 500 invited guests, and in the true spirit of “An Injury to One is an Injury to All” wish to express our sincere [...]
Like so many of the landmarks along our long walk to freedom, September 7th 1992 does not mark a happy occasion. It was day on which the political and social forces striving to give birth to a democratic South Africa, clashed head-on with the joint forces of reaction represented by the tin-pot military strongman, Brigadier [...]
Source: COSATU The Alliance Secretariat met on 6 September 2012 in a special meeting to discuss the unfolding situation following the tragic events at the Lonmin Marikana Platinum Mines. The Alliance received a detailed briefing from the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on the build-up to the events of the 16th, the actual unfolding of [...]
Source: BBC News About 50 South African miners have been freed after murder charges against them, relating to the deaths of 34 miners shot by police, were dropped.
Source: BBC News Angola election judged ‘free and fair’ by African Union African Union observers have given national elections in Angola a clean bill of health, despite opposition claims of fraud and illegality.
A demand for justice and the truth We are human rights organisations that seek to protect and promote the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (the Constitution). We stand for the interests of the poor and marginalised and believe our Constitution’s greatest strength is its promise of equality and the advancement of the political, [...]