AMCU president, Joseph Mathunjwa has warned that members of his union will go on strike for a year if Impala Platinum carries out plans to cut up to 13400 jobs.
Democratic Alliance Leader, Mmusi Maimane has joined the call for August 16 to be declared either a public holiday or a Commemorative Day for the Marikana massacre.
Trade union, Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, says preparations are in place for its commemoration of the Marikana massacre at the infamous Nkaneng koppie on Thursday.
Law experts, union representatives and community members have slammed government for doing little for the victims of Marikana six years after the massacre.
The widows of ten men killed in the days preceding the Marikana tragedy on 16 August 2012, are calling for President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in what they say is animosity between them and widows of the 34 miners killed by police.