MARIKANA UNRESOLVED, the massacre, culpability and consequences

: Swart (M.) & Rodny-Gumede (Y.) eds.

R 350.00
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252pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019


A collection of chapters focused on the unresolved question of accountability for the Marikana massacre of 16 August 2012, when 34 miners on strike were shot by police at the Lonmin Mine in North West Privince.

Contributions include:
"History of the Marikana Massacre: A starting point" by Peter Alexander
"Money and Mining in Marikana: microfinance, ‘development finance’ and corporate finance under conditions of super-exploitation by Patrick Bond
"The Failure of the Apartheid Corporate Model" by William Gumede
"The Killing Fields: Marikana and the justice deficit" by Mia Swart
"Ubuntu and Reported Moral Values After the Marikana Massacre" by Colin Chasi
"Reporting Marikana: what went wrong and has it changed South African journalism? by Ylva Rodny-Gumede
"The Making and Political Life of Miners Shot Down: an interview with Rehad Desai and Anita Khanna" by Pier Paolo Frassinelli

Mia Swart is Research Director of the Democracy and Governance Unit at the Human Sciences Research Council. She is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Ylva Rodny-Gumede is Professor in the School of Communication and the Head of the Division for Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg. She is also Senior Associate Researcher with the Stanhope Centre for International Communications policy Research at the London School of Economics.