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Marikana Massacre: voices from the frontline

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Time: 12.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: Clattern Lecture Theatre, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free

Marikana Massacre: voices from the frontline

On 16 August 2012 the South African police shot dead 34 striking mine workers in what was immediately known as the Marikana Massacre. Our guests form a delegation that is in London to attend the annual meeting of Lonmin, the platinum mining corporation, which refused to negotiate with the mine workers demand for a living wage.  They are concerned that the corporation fulfils its responsibilities to the mineworkers community, including its obligation to provide appropriate social housing. This is a world wide leading example of the contested terrain between corporate social responsibility and corporate accountability to society.

Guest speakers

  • Thumeka Magwangqana, Marikana women's organisation Sikhala Sonke ('we cry together').
  • Jo Seoka, former Anglican Bishop of Pretoria who has supported the Marikana workers
  • Andries Nkome, attorney for 279 arrested miners

All welcome. 

For further information about this event:

Contact: Andy Higginbottom
Email: a.higginbottom@kingston.ac.uk

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