Tag Archives: South African politics

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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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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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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Another Award for Miners Shot Down

Miners Shot Down has been announced as winner of the Aung San Suu Kyi Award at the Human Rights and Dignity Film Festival in Yangon, Myanmar. “Miners Shot Down,” by the South African director Rehad Desai, offers a look into deadly anti-mining protests in … 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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Rehad Desai on the future of South Africa

Ceasefire Magazine conducted an interesting interview with the director of Miners Shot Down, Rehad Desai. The interview aimed at getting his take on the situation in South Africa today. It’s a conventional understanding that if you take the political kingdom, … Continue reading

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Get Collecting For the Hardship Fund

The Marikana Hardship Fund has been appealing to all sections of society, individuals, trade unions, churches, colleges and universities, to help prevent starvation in the mining communities by donating generously. Now that the strike is likely to end, and the … Continue reading

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