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Marikana : a view from the mountain and a case to answer

Author: Peter Alexander
Publisher: Auckland Park, South Africa : Jacana Media, 2012, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Marikana massacre involved the largest number of killings of South African civilians by the security forces since the end of apartheid. Those killed were mineworkers who were on strike for a living wage of R12 500 per month. The workers had occupied a koppie they called 'the mountain' and were simply demanding the right to speak with their employer when the police attacked and the massacre occurred"--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Alexander
ISBN: 9781431407330 143140733X
OCLC Number: 829228280
Description: xvi, 210 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction : encounters in Marikana --
The massacre : a narrative account based on workers' testimonies --
Background interviews --
Speeches --
Interviews with mineworkers --
Analysis and conclusion.
Responsibility: Peter Alexander [and others].

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"The Marikana massacre involved the largest number of killings of South African civilians by the security forces since the end of apartheid. Those killed were mineworkers who were on strike for a living wage of R12 500 per month. The workers had occupied a koppie they called 'the mountain' and were simply demanding the right to speak with their employer when the police attacked and the massacre occurred"--Back cover.

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