By Kenya Today All 270 Lonmin miners have been released from Ga Rankuwa Magistrates Court. The Lonmin miners were charged with murder, for the death of 34 collegues. Read more: South Africa drops miner’s murder charges.
Fears of violent unrest spreading in the mining industry grow after a police shooting left four workers in hospital BY: David Smith, Africa correspondent for the guardian.co.uk, Monday 3 September 2012 14.42 BST Fears over violent unrest spreading in South Africa‘s mining industry grew on Monday after a police shooting at a gold mine left […]
Prosecutors drop charges against 270 miners accused of killing striking colleagues, but say they may be recharged later BY: Ed Stoddard in Johannesburg for the guardian.co.uk, Sunday 2 September 2012 14.55 BST South African prosecutors have provisionally withdrawn murder charges against 270 miners who had been accused of killing 34 striking colleagues shot dead by […]
World’s fourth biggest gold mine says quarter of its 46,000 workers walked out after violent protest at Lonmin platinum mine BY Rupert Neate for theÂ guardian.co.uk, Friday 31 August 2012 18.29 BST Unrest among South African miners has spread to the world’s fourth biggest gold mine. Bullion miner Gold Fields said about a quarter of […]
Former ANC youth leader calls for ‘revolution in the mining sector’ after charges brought under obscure apartheid-era law Politician Julius Malema called for nationalisation of South African resources, including all iron, platinum and zinc. BY: David Batty and agenciesÂ for the guardian.co.uk, Friday 31 August 2012 01.12 BST The 270 miners arrested during violent […]
BY: Associated Press for guardian.co.uk, Thursday 23 August 2012 14.21 BST More than 1,000 people attend memorial at Marikana as services are held nationwide to honour those killed in violence The families of 34 striking miners killed by police were among those who mourned as memorial services were held across South Africa for all those […]