[LISTEN] Marikana miners remembered

Thousands of people gathered at the koppie in Marikana on Friday, to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the massacre.

Police shot dead 34 miners during a wage strike in 2012.

EWN’s Thando Kubheka is in Marikana for the event.

They have been spending the day reflecting on what happened here and what life has been seven years on. We had different parties who were pre-digesting their support to Amcu [the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union], who are hosting the event.

Thando Kubheka, Reporter - EWN

Most importantly the families are also here. They also spoke on stage, thanking Amcu for their support.

Thando Kubheka, Reporter - EWN

[I was] speaking to community members about how life has been and getting a sense that things have stayed the same.

Thando Kubheka, Reporter - EWN

A wreath-laying ceremony is expected at the end of the event.

Click on the link below to hear the full report...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Think Equal aims to create a gender-equitable South Africa

Think Equal aims to create a gender-equitable South Africa

Filmmaker Leslee Udwin is on a mission to teach children to love and value other human beings.

University of Zululand students under siege due to high incidents of crime

University of Zululand students under siege due to high incidents of crime

Students protested this week after one of their peers was shot at his off-campus residence when criminals broke in.

Space agency seeks volunteers for take-over trip to Antarctica

Space agency seeks volunteers for take-over trip to Antarctica

The agency is looking for three volunteers to assist with operations in the area beginning December 2019 until end February 2020.

[LISTEN]: Identifying the unconstitutional parts of the Rica Act

[LISTEN]: Identifying the unconstitutional parts of the Rica Act

Attorney Dario Mil says after the surveillance is over, one should be notified should within three months.

Western Cape education department probing assault of Congolese pupil

Western Cape education department probing assault of Congolese pupil

The grade 10 pupil at Salt River High School is said to have suffered multiple injuries after five other pupils assaulted her.

Young scientist develops mind-controlled 3-D printed prosthetic

Young scientist develops mind-controlled 3-D printed prosthetic

Eighteen-year-old Farida Cajee from Schweizer-Reneke invented the prosthetic hand for the 2019 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Mzansi's Ndlovu Youth Choir's wows at AGT finale, voting is underway

[WATCH] Mzansi's Ndlovu Youth Choir's wows at AGT finale, voting is underway

South Africa waits with bated breath as the countdown to the winner of America's Got Talent begins.

[VIDEO] Driver goes to extreme lengths to avoid a ticket, takes cop for a ride

[VIDEO] Driver goes to extreme lengths to avoid a ticket, takes cop for a ride

Yusuf Abramjee shared this 'video as received' on Twitter and it is going viral.

10 unexpected things that most truly rich people have in common

10 unexpected things that most truly rich people have in common

Personal finance expert Warren Ingram on the money values that those "worth" R40 million or more almost invariably have in common.

Small business owner, nobody will save you!

Small business owner, nobody will save you!

There are no shortcuts. Beware of "White Knights and Silver Bullets", warns Aurik Business Accelerator founder Pavlo Phitidis.

Forensic investigator pokes holes in Watson death probe

Forensic investigator pokes holes in Watson death probe

The recent findings of a private pathologist ruled out suicide as the cause of death of the former Bosasa boss.

'My child went to an Afrikaans school'  Panyaza Lesufi says not 'anti-Afrikaans'

'My child went to an Afrikaans school' Panyaza Lesufi says not 'anti-Afrikaans'

Lesufi has been responding to the building of a new Afrikaans university in Pretoria by trade union Solidarity.

Panyaza Lesufi takes a swipe at private Afrikaans university under construction

Panyaza Lesufi takes a swipe at private Afrikaans university under construction

Gauteng Education MEC says there is no room in a non-racial South Africa for reminders of apartheid.

[WATCH] Man and woman assaulting a motorist goes viral, for the wrong reasons

[WATCH] Man and woman assaulting a motorist goes viral, for the wrong reasons

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.