The massacre that didn’t change policing

The massacre that didn’t change policing – Events

Date: 18 August 2020 Time: 15:00 to 16:30 (GMT+2)
Venue: Online via Zoom, registration required
Enquiries: Gareth Newham, 

Eight years since the killing of 44 people, mostly by police, and the subsequent Marikana Commission of Inquiry, has policing changed in South Africa?

The inquiry found many problems with police operations, leadership and accountability. Despite this, high levels of police brutality in general but also during the policing of protest marches continues. To what degree have the Marikana recommendations been implemented and are they still relevant today?

The seminar is jointly hosted by the Institute for Security Studies and the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum.


Themba Masuku, African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum


Judge Ian Farlam (retired), former judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal and Chairperson of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry

Nomzamo Zondo, Executive Director, Socio Economic Rights Institute of South Africa

The ISS is grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.