Category Archives: Press releases

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 SUPPORT CAMPAIGN PRESS RELEASE: THE FARLAM REPORT: HOSTILE TO WORKERS FROM THE OUTSET

  The Farlam Report opens with a finding that squarely blames the strikers for the violence. By placing this upfront, Farlam sets the tone for what is to come: “…the tragic events that occurred during the period 12 to 16 … Continue reading

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Bishop Jo Seoka’s statement on the Marikana Report

The Rt. Dr Jo Seoka, Bishop Anglican Diocese of Pretoria and  Chairperson Bench Marks Foundation comments on the Marikana-Report in a statement entitled „Blaming the victim“ as follows: The release of the Farlam report and its findings is welcomed with … Continue reading

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Press Release: The Marikana Report is Released

Issued by: Marikana Support Campaign Friday 26 June 2015 The long awaited report of the Farlam Commission has been released. Despite an understanding that lawyers of the families of those slain on 16 August 2012 would be given 48 hours … Continue reading

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TIME TO ACT

March 21st was declared a day of commemoration to foster a culture of human rights enshrined in our constitution. These very rights are now under threat, as deaths that can be attributed to the police have increased exponentially over the … 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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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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