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On August sixteen, 2012, thirty-four black South African mineworkers have been shot by means of police operating less than the auspices of the African nationwide Congress in what has develop into referred to as the Marikana bloodbath. An try and cease the increase of self sustaining working-class energy, the incident is now noticeable as a huge turning element within the historical past of South Africa and its politics.

The Spirit of Marikana tells the tale of the leaders of work motion on the world’s 3 biggest platinum mining businesses, who survived ongoing state-sponsored campaigns of violence, intimidation, torture, and homicide to push ahead a worker’s rights time table and start the exertions of reworking their places of work and their state. A close-up ethnographic account, the publication brings the possible usual humans at the back of the move to existence via vibrant interviews and oral histories.

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