Following the release of the Marikana report, the Justice and Peace Commission for the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has called on the government to go beyond the recommendations of the Marikana Commission and take radical measures to address the structural realities that set the scene for the violent strike and massacre.

The structural conditions that set the scene still remain in the mining industry: the widening wage gap between workers and executives, the poor working and living conditions of mine workers, the corporate manipulation of the rivalries between trade unions and a lack of an effective mechanism to ensure the workers are free to exercise their right not to participate in a strike.  To read more, visit