This is an inter-generational exploration of the personal and political through people’s intimate connections with Marikana. How has the Marikana massacre changed us as individuals, families, communities and a democracy that is fraying and decaying? This panel explores those questions through the lens of Marikana and its consequences.
Participants include Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, an author and lawyer who cross-examined witnesses like President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Marikana Commission; Khuselwa Dyantyi who was the family liaison for the Socio-Economic Rights Institute, which represented 37 of the 44 men killed at Marikana, and is now a qualified lawyer; Ndhiko Jokanisi and another Amina Fundi who speak eloquently of their lives and aspirations. The panel will be facilitated by Niren Tolsi, who has spent the last decade on After Marikana, a “slow journalism” project that seeks to disrupt conventional and biased mainstream media approaches to reporting on the massacre, workers, black bodies, and so on.
Facilitator: Niren Tolsi
Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi