Let’s Go To The Mines

Jikele Maweni Ndiyahamba

Let's Go To The Mines honours the men brutally killed in the Marikana Massacre in 2012. It powerfully highlights their lives and the danger and sacrifice of mining, leaving families and communities displaced when breadwinners do not make it out.

World Premiere
African Premiere
SA Premiere
Screenings – CT
Our Climate, Our FutureBertha IsiFri 30 June 2pm
Ster-Kinekor EYE (Invite Only)V&A SK9Sun 2 July 3pm+ Awards Ceremony
Our Climate, Our FutureV&A SK7Sun 2 July 6pm+ Q&A


Advik Beni


South Africa



Running Time:

4 min


English, Xhosa

Let’s Go To The Mines is an audio-visual documentary that is dedicated to the men who were brutally murdered in the Marikana Massacre in 2012. The film powerfully highlights the lives lost due to police brutality and we witness the lifeless bodies of unarmed men as they lay on the ground fighting to earn a living wage. This story focuses on the wealth miners have brought over the years to mining towns as they dedicate their lives to sourcing minerals underground. The danger of the jobs often leave families and communities displaced as these breadwinners sometimes do not make it out of the mines.

The Ster-Kinekor EYE Shorts Block includes Our Land, The Reclaimers, Jikele Maweni Ndiyahamba, Coach, A Performance on Femininity, Push Comes to Shove – Stories of Obstetric Violence: Bongie’s Story

The Our Climate, Our Future Shorts Block includes I Am This Water, The Reclaimers, Older Than Trees, Forever Home, Jikele Maweni Ndiyahamba