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PRESS RELEASE: COMPENSATION TALKS FOR MARIKANA VICTIMS BEGIN, FINALLY

28 January 2016, 8pm Supporters of the victims of the Marikana massacre will assemble on Friday 29 January, to show their anger at the long delays in the compensation process.  The lawyers representing those injured and arrested in Marikana in … Continue reading

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Marikana Massacre – Families seek legal action and discussion of Marikana Report

As we gear up to mark the 3rd anniversary of the Marikana massacre several organisations and allies have been working tirelessly to continue the fight for justice for those affected by the Massacre. The families of the slain Marikana Miners, with … Continue reading

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Justice Delayed is Justice Denied – Rehad Desai on the Marikana Massacre

Over 1000 days ago the South African police opened fire with R5 machine guns on striking miners at the Lonmin Mine in Marikana, killing 34 of them in what is now known as the Marikana Massacre. Since the massacre  the … Continue reading

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Marikana Massacre Report – What to expect.

The Marikana Massacre report was handed to President Jacob Zuma to review early in April 2015. To date the report has not been released to the public, and the only statements released from the President have been attempts to delay … Continue reading

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Miners Shot Down Wins 2 SAFTA’s

Miners Shot Down has been awarded the South African Film and Television Award for Best Documentary and for best Achievement in Sound. The SAFTA’s are presented by the National Film and Video Foundation, an agency of the Department of Arts … Continue reading

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Miners Shot Down wins Jury’s first prize at FESPACO 2015

South African filmmaker Rehad Desai’s Miners Shot Down scooped the Jury’s first prize at FESPACO, Africa’s premier Film and TV festival. This is the first win for a South African documentary at this biannual event that has been running now … Continue reading

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Miners Shot Down has won the Cinema for Peace Award for Justice

“To be presented an award by the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is very affirming. We have a just cause and one day those behind the Marikana massacre will face trial and therefore the consequences.” (Rehad Desai, Director) … Continue reading

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