Facing Marikana: inequality, fragmentation, violence and challenges for leadership

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2012
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.Msengana-Ndlela
KEYWORDS: INEQUALITY, MARIKANA-LONMIN, MINE WORKERS, MINING AND MINERALS INDUSTRY, POLITICAL CHANGE, STRIKES, VIOLENCE
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-november-2012/Facing-Marikana-Inequality-fragmentation-violence-and-challenges-for-leadership
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 7748

If you would like to obtain a copy of this Research Output, please contact Hanlie Baudin at researchoutputs@hsrc.ac.za.

Abstract

Following the tragic series of events which culminated in the shooting of 34 striking Lonmin workers on 16 August when police opened fire on the workers, the HSRC hosted a seminar to create a platform for participants to reflect and explore the questions arising from the Marikana-Lonmin tragedy. Since then, a formal Commission of Enquiry was established by government. Lindiwe Msengana-Ndlela reviews aspects of the discourse that could assist the research community, policy makers and citizen-activists.