Tag Archives: Farlam Commission

Lonmin & ‘The White Man’s Muti’

    A computer’s delete button is “the white man’s muti”, according to Marikana miners who, it has been suggested, used the stuff in the belief that it made them invisible during the violent wildcat strike at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum operation in 2012 that left 44  people dead.   According to Advocate Dali Mpofu, acting […]

Platinum Strike: Where to Now? [Updated]

  Update: Late yesterday news broke of an “in principle” agreement on a new wage offer between Amcu and the platinum producers. According to www.platinumwagenegotiations.co.za, which is run by the platinum producers, Amcu will be taking this offer to striking mineworkers for a mandate to accept the offer. It is believed that this new offer consists of an […]

Three Picks at Encounters

  The Encounters Film Festival kicks off today and runs till June 15th in Johannesburg and Cape Town. There are some great films being screened and The Con has picked three documentaries to wet your appetite. But you can go here to see the full list of documentaries and when they are being screened.   […]

Platinum Strike: Who Oppresses Whom?

  “Some say they are fighting for economic freedom – who is oppressing them economically? Who do they want economic freedom from?” South African President Jacob Zuma uttered these words in October last year. He was addressing a crowd of 500 people at the Mdantsane’s Nonzwakazi Primary School in the Eastern Cape. Naturally, his disingenuous diss was […]