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Miners Shot Down Facilitators Guide – Engaging Dialogue

Miners Shot Down is more than a documentary film. It’s part of a much broader campaign which works on behalf of the families of those killed and injured at Marikana Massacre and the 270 miners arrested by the state. The … Continue reading

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Release the Report of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry

At long last the final report of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry is due to be handed over to President Jacob Zuma at the end of March. Right from the start, the legal NGOs and the Marikana Support Campaign noted … 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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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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Marikana Film Resonates Beyond Our Borders

“Rehad Desai’s beautifully filmed and uncompromising documentary, ‘Miners Shot Down’, is about so much more than the massacre by police of 34 striking workers at the Lonmin platinum mine at Marikana in August 2012. The film offers a unique prism … Continue reading

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Africa is a Country

Dudumalingani is a writer, filmmaker and photographer from the Zikhovane village in the former Transkei and now resides in Cape Town. He writes both fiction and non-fiction. Read this fantastic review of Miners Shot Down written by, Dudumalingani Mqombothi: Magidiwana, … Continue reading

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Marikana:A View from the Mountain and a Case to Answer

Marikana: A View from the Mountain and a Case to Answer is a book by Peter Alexander, Thapelo Lekgowa, Botsang Mmope, Luke Sinwell and Bongani Xezwi. According to the Socialist Review it “was written to tell the story of the strike and … Continue reading

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Day of Action

We encourage you to take part in the Day of Action, which will take place on 16 June, 16 July and 16 August 2014.  All you have to do is post a picture on Facebook or Twitter showing your support for The Justice … Continue reading

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Food Parcels for Striking Miners

As the current platinum strike continues, the situation for striking miners becomes increasingly dire, with poverty and hunger becoming rife within the mining communities. We would like to help the miners and their families by encouraging our supporters to donate … Continue reading

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