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    COSATU Congress Marikana Statement

    Monday, September 17th, 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 [...]

    Pallo Jordan on the massacres at Bisho (1992) and Marikana (2012)

    Thursday, September 13th, 2012

    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 [...]

    ANC, COSATU and SACP statement on the situation at the Lonmin Marikana Platinum Mines

    Friday, September 7th, 2012

    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 [...]

    Marikana mine strike: South Africa court frees miners

    Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

    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.

    Angola elections

    Monday, September 3rd, 2012

    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.

    South Africa Civil Society Groups on Killings at Marikana

    Monday, September 3rd, 2012

    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, [...]