Dear readers of the newsletter,
Eight years ago, workers at the platinum mine operator LONMIN went on strike and demanded a meeting with their employer’s management to directly raise their concerns about decent pay for underground work.
After ten days, the South African police ended the strike with the first police massacre in post-apartheid South Africa, killing 34 men on 16 August 2012.
SAY THEIR NAMES!
Molefi Osiel Ntsoele
Modisaotsile Van Wyk Sagalala
John Kutlwano Ledingoane
Henry Mvuyisi Pato
Telang Vitalis Mohai
Janeveke Raphael Liau
Fezile David Saphendu
Thabiso Johannes Thelejane
Andries Motlapula Ntsenyeho
Patrick Akhona Jijase
Julius Tokoti Mancotywa
Khanare Elias Monesa
They can’t have died for nothing.
In this fourth issue of our newsletter, Boniface Mabanza from the Ecumenical Service on Southern Africa looks at Marikana and South Africa: Eight years later and comes to a not very hopeful summary.
In Eight years later, Still No Justice, Daniel Selwyn of our British partners from the Marikana Solidarity Collective (London) places Marikana in the context of recent global struggles for social justice and takes a critical look at the takeover of LONMIN by Sibanye Stillwater.
Simone Knapp of the Ecumenical Service on Southern Africa continues to follow the global debate on The Unconditional Basic Income (BIG) and its possible impact on Marikana.
The global background of the situation in South Africa is also dealt with by Tilman Massa from Ethical Shareholders Germany: He reports on the state of the debate about the introduction of a binding supply chain law in Germany: No effect without liability is his conclusion.
A luta continua!!!
for the campaign Plough Back The Fruits