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.
The Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (Amcu) has referred Sibanye-Stillwater mining company to the Commission of Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) over wage negotiations and planned retrenchments.
Some survivors of the Marikana tragedy on August 16, 2012, say the day should be declared a holiday to remember their fellow brothers who fought for better working conditions in the Platinum mining sector.
Mining firm Sibanye-Stillwater is currently involved in several activities to assist families of those killed in the Marikana tragedy in August 2012.