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Can the Farlam Commission Deliver Justice for the Slain Miners?

James Nichol is a criminal lawyer based in London who specialises in cases involving the miscarriage of justice; these have included the ‘Bridgewater Four’ case, the UK miners’ strike of 1984-85, and the ‘Bloody Sunday’ inquiry. During the Farlam Commission, … Continue reading

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Final submissions at the end of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry – 5-15 November

The long running Farlam Commission is drawing to an end and the dates for the final evidence have been set. From the 4th to 15th, evidence leaders and others will present their final documents and arguments. The Commission, appointed by President Jacob … Continue reading

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Support the Justice for Marikana Campaign

Our struggle for Justice for the Marikana Miners involves not only educating South Africans and people around the world about the tragic events that occurred at Marikana, but also to assist those who have suffered as a result of their … Continue reading

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Rehad Desai on Durban International Film Festival 2014 awards

  “The prize for best South African documentary went to Rehad Desai’s Miners Shot Down, which also won the Amnesty Intl. (Durban) Human Rights Award, accompanied by a prize of R10,000 ($951) sponsored by the Artists for Human Rights Trust. … Continue reading

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16 August – Day of Action

Many people who have watched Miners Shot Down have asked us “what can we do to help the justice campaign?” One of the most important things we can do is to make the 16th August a ‘special’ day, similar to … Continue reading

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AfriDocs Film Week

Exciting news for Miners Shot Down –  the film will be broadcasted on DStv as a part of the Afridocs Film Week. Below is the press release with all the details… A world first will be taking place this month … Continue reading

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Special Choice Award

Miners Shot Down is acknowledged for a Special Choice Award, as decided by the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival team. Encounters ran from the 5th to the 15th of June 2014 in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Over 400 documentaries from across the … Continue reading

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