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Marikana Massacre: Respect and Retrospect

10th Anniversary Events at UJ

15 August 2022, Bunting Road Campus, School of Tourism and Hospitality

A decade ago, police slaughtered 34 striking mineworkers. No police have been charged, no compensation has been paid and Cyril Ramaphosa, implicated in the massacre, has refused to apologise. We detail and reflect on events, discuss their impact, consider what’s changed for ordinary people, contextualise using the Rand Revolt centenary, and picket for ‘Justice for Marikana!’

Please click on the headings below for more information on the events.

All day exhibition – Marikana in Paint and Photo

Includes paintings by miners’ widows and astonishing photographs.

09:00 Opening and Miners Shot Down

Screening of the award-winning documentary and discussion.

11:30 Marikana Aftermath

Introduced by a panel including a top academic, lawyers and a mineworkers’ leader.

13:30 Discussion on the exhibition – Marikana in Paint and Photo

An opportunity to engage with the artists about their work.

14:00 10 years on – Continuities and Contrast

Introduced by a panel of working-class leaders.

16:30 Centenary – A View from UJ’s Mountain

Join us at the battle site of the Rand Revolt, on a koppie above the main venue.

18:00 Demanding Justice – Candlelight Vigil

Join the Community Organising Working Group and the Marikana Solidarity Campaign in a candlelight vigil at the National Prosecuting Authority, 84 Pritchard Street.

For any queries contact Lynford (Centre for Social Change, UJ) 074 891 0438