Some families that lost their loved ones in the week leading up to the Marikana massacre say government has forgotten and sidelined them.
COSATU says it intends to use the mega rally as a reminder of lives lost on days leading to the August 16, 2012 tragedy. The rally will be held in Marikana near Rustenburg in North West on Sunday.
A group of 16 mine workers accused of killings during the Marikana unrest in 2012 will know on Friday if their prosecution will continue.
Thousands of mine workers facing the chop at Sibanye Platinum Mine, formally known as Lonmin in Marikana, say they will not sit back, while the company embarks on mass retrenchments.
Sibanye-Stillwater has announced its intention to retrench more than 5000 workers at its Marikana mine in the North West.