Today we commemorate one year since the 34 miners lost their lives at Marikana in the North West. Ten others lost their lives in the preceding week.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, loved ones and friends of all those who died.
We must all work to ensure that a tragedy of this kind is never repeated, and that all South Africans can come to feel included in a national economy that creates jobs and shared prosperity for all.
Helen Zille, Leader of the Democratic Alliance