[GroundUp] Looting of immigrant-owned shops continued on Friday in the Strand area. GroundUp reported earlier how the L’Gra shop in Greenfields, Lwandle, had been protected by the community from looting on Thursday. But on Friday, it fell victim too.
[News24Wire] Eight new board members at the South African Broadcasting Corporation have received President Cyril Ramaphosa’s signature of approval, the Presidency announced on Friday.
[News24Wire] The South African Police Services (SAPS) are in the process of settling 653 civil claims worth R1.17bn for injuries and deaths that occurred in the 2012 Marikana massacre, MPs heard on Monday.
[The Daily Vox] Collapses, explosions and strikes have caused the worst mining disasters over the years. From Coalbrook mine to Marikana, MBALI ZWANE lists the deadliest mine accidents in South African history.
[News24Wire] A former police officer who opened fire with live ammunition on a group of protesters in Mothutlung in North West two years ago was on Thursday convicted in the High Court in Pretoria on three charges of murder.
[SciDev.Net] Three years ago yesterday, 34 miners were shot dead by South African police during a strike for better wages and living standards at a mine owned by British multinational Lonmin. The Marikana massacre, the most violent use of state force in post-apartheid South Africa, and its subsequent cover-up have triggered widespread deba
[AfricaFocus] Almost three years after the killings by police of 44 striking miners at Marikana platinum mine, the official Commission of Inquiry last week released a bland 646-page report, faulting primarily police commanders and apportioning some blame as well among the striking miners themselves, the mining company Lonmin, and two rival unions. However, the Commission said there was not adequate evidence for the responsibility of higher officials
[News24Wire] ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe first personally attacked a journalist at a media briefing on Sunday, before threatening to block all “hostile” journalists.
[SAPA]Pretoria -The shootings and deaths at Marikana should not have happened in a democratic South Africa, former police minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Monday.
[Deutsche Welle]South African miners and platinum companies were near to an agreement on Friday to end the longest strike in the country’s history.