On 23 August 2021, the Daily Maverick published an op-ed entitled "Marikana and the many faces of justice", written by SERI's Yvonne Erasmus. The op-ed argues for the need to expand our understanding of justice beyond retribution to include justice as distribution, recognition, and transformation.
Following nine years of no justice for the Marikana massacre, Erasmus writes, "justice is not just about crime and punishment, important as they are. Justice should also be about fairness and the equal distribution of wealth, recognition of one another as equally human, and the transformation of both our institutions and ourselves. Only then can we say that justice for the events at Marikana has truly been secured."