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"Conversation with Tshepo Mmusi" from Podcast Bulleting 04 by Bench Marks Foundation. Released: 2022.

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This is a community radio station that serves the Western Cape area. It was established in the mid nineties aiming to serve the educational, informational and cultural needs of the community.

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BenchMarks Foundation says it’s times for compassionate public servants during lockdown.

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Lead researcher at the BenchMarks Foundation David Van Wyk says it is important to look and understand what the socioeconomic situation of miners is.

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The State of Africa – Latest on Mining charter

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Hassan Lorgat speaks on illegal Miners

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Covid-19 crisis is no excuse for lack of prosecution for Marikana tragedy - Bench Marks Foundation

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Remembering Marikana with Bishop Jo Seoka

“A Teach in on SLAPP suits Part 1”.

“A Teach in on SLAPP suits Part 2”.

Interview with Kirsten Youens

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"Impacts of Mining in Limpopo" from The BenchMarks Podcast 02 by Hassen Lorgat in conversation with Mmathapelo, Moses and Wole.

Social conversations: Mining Indaba week in Cape Town

Mining benefits to communities: Will it ever happen?

Mind Your Tailings – a conversation between Hassen Lorgat (Bench Marks Foundation) with Jan Morrill, (Earthworks)

The turning off of analogue TV in March of this year has been declared unconstitutional. This move points to the fact that estimated that 8.25 million poor South Africans will be left without free-to-air television following the switch-off.

Guest: Hassen Lorgat, People’s Media Consortium

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the switch-off of analogue television broadcasts in South Africa must be delayed to allow for more consultation. The court also found that communications minister’s decision on 28 February 2022 to set 31 March 2022 (later revised to 30 June 2022 by the high court) as the final date for analogue switch-off was unconstitutional and invalid. To react to this is….. 


Guest: Hassan Logart, Spokesperson of the Peoples Media Consortium 

10 Years After Marikana _ Podcast_Part 1

Part 1:
– Chairperson / facilitator Eric Mokuoa introduces the speakers and provides commentary;
– Sonwabile Mnwana (Rhodes University),a sociologist and senior researcher focusing on land and politics of resource extraction;
– Asanda Benya (University of Cape Town), a feminist activist working on labour and gender issues in the mining sector;
– Andy Higginbottom (London based Marikana Solidarity Collective), secretary of the City of London Anti-apartheid Group (late 1980s) and still active in support of social movement in Latin America, South Africa; and
– Ngaka Mosiane Senior Researcher (Gauteng City-Region Observatory), focusing on future directions of informal housing research, theory, and methodology.

10 Years After Marikana _ Podcast_Part 2

Part 2:
– Respondent David Ramohanoe is a social justice activist, passionate about land reform, community development and industrial relations. He is also the Chairperson of Wonderkop Land Claims Committee.
– The Questions and Answers involved questions and discussion from the floor.
The media picked on one comment made by Bishop Jo Seoka, where he called on “President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign and that he be arrested for his alleged involvement in the 2012 Marikana Massacre.” This SABC report took the sensational route – to society at large – when they reported that “President Ramaphosa failed to apologise and show remorse for what happened in Marikana. Bishop Seoka also called for the dismissal of cases against the injured and arrested mineworkers.”