Nine years after the Marikana massacre in South Africa’s North West Province, mining communities in that area are marching to the Tharisa Mine on Thursday demanding that employers deliver on their promises. This Eye Witness News reports as the communities say they were still under the boot of oppressive mining magnates despite many promises that life would improve after 34 miners were shot dead in 2012. Among other things they are demanding 800 immediate jobs, business opportunities for local companies, an upgrade of the taxi rank and shelters for hawkers.