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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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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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Two years after Marikana – Commemoration Events and Screenings

Saturday, 16th of August  2014 marked two years since the Marikana Massacre. To commemorate the date many events were held across South Africa as well as internationally signifying the continued and growing support for the Marikana Justice Campaign. The largest … Continue reading

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Remember Marikana – 16 August

In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days into the strike, the police used live ammunition to suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring 78. The Marikana … Continue reading

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Tell eTV and SABC to show Miners Shot Down

On August 16th all South Africans will pause and reflect on the tragedy that was the Marikana Massacre. As our free to air channel and public broadcaster, eTV and the SABC have a responsibility to tell the story of our … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera to Screen Miners Shot Down

In the run up to the 2 year commemoration of the massacre in Marikana,  Al Jazeera English will be doing a number of screenings of Miners Shot Down in Africa, during the month of August. Below are the times and dates when … Continue reading

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Miners Shot Down at Lusaka International Film and Music Festival

We’re excited to announce that Miners Shot Down has been selected to open the Lusaka International Film and Music Festival 2014 on Friday, 26th September. The film will be screened at 8pm at the Levy Junction Mall’s Fresh View Cinemas. The Lusaka International … 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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Miners Shot Down on TV

The AfriDocs Film Week allowed Miners Shot Down to be screened to an audience that would otherwise not have access to this important film. The response was phenomenal, with people commending the film for raising awareness about this tragedy and asking how they could further get … Continue reading

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