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The Spirit of Marikana

The Marikana Massacre on August 16th, 2012 witnessed the killing of thirty-four black mineworkers by South…

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Marikana Memorial

This time last year, platinum workers (all black) at a mine in South Africa’s North West Province, went on an illegal strike against workplace racism, bad conditions, low wages and their ineffective trade union. The standoff started around August 10th, and by August 16th, they had shut down all production. Government Ministers hardly showed their faces. Most of the South African and “global” media made the workers out to be irrational, emboldened by “magic potions.”

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