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SAHRC and CSVR Roundtable on Marikana recommends collaborative efforts in addressing the underlying factors in the mines that led to the Lonmin tragedy.

31 August 2012
The South African Human Rights Commission, together with the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, today held a roundtable conference exploring collaborative ways in which to address the recent tragedy and violence that unfolded in Marikana.

This incident has wide ranging implications for the building of a peaceful South Africa and to ensure that the Constitution is interpreted and applied in a manner that fully recognizes the centrality of human rights.

As public discourse unfolds it has become clear that the factors implicit in this tragedy are complex.
Referring to its 2010 report into the mining sector in Limpopo, the Commission highlighted that it had already at that stage recommended that inequality and poverty and the regulatory framework exacerbated existing vulnerabilities of communities.
In this regard, the roundtable emphasized the psychosocial dimensions, which included explanations ranging from socio-economic, state responses and responsibilities, labour, and the militarization of the South African Police Services, amongst others.

The Commission recommended that to holistically address the Marikana incident and its implications for the country at large, collaborative efforts by partners from different perspectives is required. The work of the current Commission convened by the President would need to be carefully considered, and inclusive of the issues highlighted above.


Issued by:
Isaac Mangena
Head: Communications
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