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Marikana Six Years Later: The public demands justice for victims

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 17 August 2018

Marikana Six Years Later: The public demands justice for victims

We spoke to protesters at the Marikana Commemorative Vigil at the Nelson Mandela Bridge 16 August 2018 marks the 6 year anniversary of the Marikana tragedy where police shot and killed 34 miners. To mark and commemorate the day, protesters gathered on the Nelson Mandela bridge, in the Johannesburg CBD. Six years later, no arrests...

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Marikana story set to air SABC

by: admin - 23 July 2018

Marikana story set to air SABC

  After a four-year battle to get  the documentary“Miners Shot Down” flighted on SABC, Amandla.mobi  have finally won the fight. The SABC have finally agreed to flight the film which documents the final days of the AMCU strike which led to the death of 44 unarmed miners, shot and killed by police. In the documentary...

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#WorldWaterDay: How water shortage in Cape Town is affecting residents in informal settlements

by: Onele Liwani - 22 March 2017

#WorldWaterDay: How water shortage in Cape Town is affecting residents in informal settlements

Dam levels in Cape Town have been desperately low over the past few months with the city enacting water restrictions and fines for people found to be wasting water. For #WorldWaterDay I wanted to see how the water shortages are affecting the most vulnerable people in the city, the poor. I visited two areas, Marikana...

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Marikana residents in Cape Town on whether they will be voting these municipal elections

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 25 April 2016

Marikana residents in Cape Town on whether they will be voting these municipal elections

Three years ago, Cape Town backyard dwellers occupied a vacant piece of privately-owned land and named it Marikana, in solidarity with the miners who were killed at Lonmin mine. The area has grown since, despite residents having been evicted several times by the City of Cape Town. With local elections around the corner, we asked...

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How Lilitha Bidla got Stoan on her song about Marikana

by: Anam Joseph - 19 February 2016

How Lilitha Bidla got Stoan on her song about Marikana

Social media went into a spin after a song called “Marikana” by an unknown artist from the Eastern Cape (Mount Frere), featuring Stoan Seete of Bongo Maffin, surfaced last December. The song went viral on Facebook. The video for the moody “Marikana”, shot in the Eastern Cape drives the song’s message home. It shows a...

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Capetonians commemorate two years of Marikana massacre

by: Ovayo Wotshela - 19 August 2014

Capetonians commemorate two years of Marikana massacre

Over the past weekend, Capetonians (mostly youth) marked the two years since the Marikana Massacre occured in with a series of commemorative events. The ‘Marikana Poetry Procession’ on Thursday proceeded with a march that started at St George’s Mall and ended later in the day at Church Square. The poetry procession focused on the recitations of poems that were...

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Two years later, Marikana still cries

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 16 August 2014

Two years later, Marikana still cries

“Our children still play in dusty roads, we do not have water and electricity,” laments Primrose Sonti, chairperson of community organization Women of Marikana, at the #SikhalaSonke activism event the organisation held in Marikana on Tuesday. Two years since the Marikana massacre, the people of Marikana are still fighting for better living conditions. The same cause...

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My father, my son, my brother- A dedication to the Lonmin Miners

by: Guest - 11 December 2013

My father, my son, my brother- A dedication to the Lonmin Miners

Guest Contributor Zimkhitha Naldi Cweba sent us this beautiful dedication to the Lonmin Miners who were killed in Marikana.   The African sun rose today to bid you farewell as you sat in the heat all day, in traditional gear you dressed for a struggled that would end in your defeat. My father today your...

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EFF LAUNCH PARTY WAS A FEAST FOR A KING

by: Abel Dantyi - 14 October 2013

EFF LAUNCH PARTY WAS A FEAST FOR A KING

Over 15000 supporter attended the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) launch on Sunday.

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