Marikana & the seven-year struggle

By Greg Nicolson, Chanel Retief and Yanga Sibembe 17 August 2019
Lonmin employees gather on a hill called Wonderkop at Marikana, outside Rustenburg in the North West Province of South Africa August 15. The miners are calling for the minimum wage to be lifted from its current R4,000 a month to R12,500. The men are mostly Xhosa and Pondo speaking, and the strike was initiated by the drillers. Photograph Greg Marinovich

In this video, a bereaved widow, a mineworker and an activist tell Daily Maverick what's changed, or, more accurately, what hasn't - seven years after SAPS mowed down 34 mineworkers in Marikana.



Also Read Daily Maverick’s report here:

Another year, another Marikana commemoration – but betrayal, neglect and injustice are still there




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