Speakers: David van Wyk and Chris Molebatsi
Date: Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
The rapid spread of mining and industrial unrest in SA indicates that the massacre was symptomatic of much deeper crises in the economy and society. The Farlam Commission terms of reference are narrow; its findings won’t address root causes.
David van Wyk conducts research for the Bench Marks Foundation, a project of the SA Council of Churches, and in August he co-authored a major report documenting conditions of extreme labour, community and ecological exploitation in Marikana. Chris Molebatse has for years been a community activist based in Marikana, and he works with the Bench Marks Monitoring School.