Some Marikana miners say they will fight to the death

Some Marikana miners say they will fight to the death

Frantic wives searched for missing loved ones, President Jacob Zuma rushed home from a regional summit and some miners vowed a fight to the death as police announced a shocking casualty toll from the previous day’s shooting by officers of striking miners: 34...

South African mining unrest spreads | by Helen Thomas

Labour unrest engulfing the South African platinum industry spread on Wednesday, prompting fears of a broader mining crisis in one of the main commodity-producing countries. Platinum and gold prices continued to soar as investors braced for supply disruptions after 44...
Voices from Marikana

Voices from Marikana

“They killed us with hippos” Eyewitness account (interpreted from SeTswana): ‘They killed us with Hippos. These Hippos arrived here, ran over people. People ran the opposite side (gestures towards ‘Killing Koppie’)…and the police...

Nobama campaign – some lessons

From the 26th June to the 3rd July, US imperialism sent its chief political representative to Africa on a public relations exercise. The trip was cynically billed as building ‘trade ties’ and ‘strengthening democratic institutions’. In the end,...