Cole was a master of portraying the violence of apartheid through scenes of everyday life.
Some prosecutions followed soon after President Cyril Ramaphosa promised accountability for the Marikana massacre.
The membership base of South Africa’s trade union movement has undergone significant changes which begs the question: has it moved away from its working class roots to become a middle class movement.
Two musicals set in working class mining communities – one in the UK and the other in South Africa – have diametrically opposed messages: one of hope; the other, despair.
The Marikana massacre of 2012 triggered strikes across South Africa and political realignment. But could this, and the formation of the United Front to rival the ANC, have long-term significance?
The much-awaited report into the Marikana Massacre of 2012 is finally out. A new book tells how the miners’ struggles went on to influence labour relations across industries in South Africa.