Marikana, formerly known as 'Rooikoppies', is a Town in the Rustenburg local Municipality, Bojanala Platinum District Municipality district in the North West Province of South Africa. The name 'Rooikoppies' means 'red hills' in Afrikaans.
"The Gold Mine was establishment here in 2013, by 'Sibanye-Stillwater Mine'. This Mine has grown and diversified significantly – both geographically and by metal produced. The Group has advanced from a single commodity, South African gold mining, company to become an multinational mining and metals processing Group with a diverse portfolio of projects and investments across five Continents." Lonmin‘s Marikana Platinum Mine", is located near Brits, in the Marikana district. This is approximately 40km East of Rustenberg in the North West Province of South Africa. In this Area, is where the 'Marikana Massacre' occurred on August 16 2012, the South African police shot and killed 34 striking miners.