The koppie at Marikana in North West where 44 mineworkers were killed six years ago is a hive of activity as hundreds gather to commemorate the massacre on August 16 2012.
Trade union Amcu, which is organising the event, expects thousands to arrive.
Some residents and mineworkers say the day is important to them.
“This day is important to us. It saddens us because our brothers died for us. I’m hurting when thinking of our brothers who died here. This day is the day whereby our uncles, our fathers, our brothers were fighting for a living wage, of which they ended up being killed”.
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