On 16th August 2012, 34 workers on strike for a living wage were murdered by the police at a platinum mine owned by a British company called Lonmin.
In this PowerPoint presentation, you will find resources for a two-lesson sequence about the Marikana Massacre. It is publicly available to all teachers and educators working with children and young people across Key Stages 3-5, and higher or further education settings, on issues relating to colonialism and neo-colonialism, resource extraction, labour rights, and social movements.
On the 10th anniversary of the Massacre, these resources have been made to ensure that the ongoing struggles for justice and reparations in Marikana are amplified and that the perpetrators and beneficiaries are held to account.
We welcome all feedback about their content and pedagogy, and hope to learn about how they have been applied!