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20 Years On, ANC Rules but Legacy of Apartheid Still Lingers

In early May, the African National Congress (ANC) held on to power in South Africa’s general election, with a reduced majority, winning 62% of the national vote. As the country celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first democratic elections that saw Nelson Mandela take office in 1994, many hailed the election as a sign of a thriving democracy.

Despite maintaining the support of the black majority, the ANC has been criticized over issues including South Africa’s growing inequality, corruption, police brutality, as well as poor education and service delivery, all of which has led to increasing protests. Millions of South Africans remain mired in poverty, and unemployment remains widespread.

Dr Wouter Basson Attempts to Secure a Postponement of his Health Professions Council of South Africa Sentencing Hearing set down for 5 and 6 June 2014

On 18th December 2013, the Health Professions Council of South Africa found Dr Wouter Basson guilty of unprofessional conduct for acts committed whilst he was head of the Chemical and Biological Warfare programme of the South African Defence Force under apartheid.

Khulumani and other organsiations are calling on the HPCSA to remove Dr Basson from the medical register in South Africa, as an appropriate sentence for his egregious violations of medical ethics.

Six Khulumani facilitators in Eastern Cape to be trained in Identifying and Caring for Persons with Dementia / Alzheimer's Disease

elderly-dimensiaDementia amongst older persons renders them vulnerable to abuse and neglect: Khulumani Facilitators in Eastern Cape are to be trained as Lead Community Educators about Dementia in Older Persons.

One of the causes of the growing problem of elder abuse in South Africa is a lack of community awareness and understanding of dementia as a complex illness which begins with forgetfulness and which worsens as the brain cells of affected persons gradually die.

Khulumani Calls for Concerned Citizens to Sign the Petition to have Dr Wouter Basson removed from the register of medical practitioners

The inquiry into the professional misconduct of Dr Wouter Basson will conclude with the scheduled sentencing hearings set down for 5 and 6 June 2014. Khulumani will be attending the hearings for the sentencing of Dr Basson.

Dr Basson was found guilty of professional misconduct in December 2013 for violating the codes of ethics that govern the medical profession when he used his scientific knowledge in his capacity as Head of the Apartheid government's chemical and biological warfare programme. 

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Opening of Art Exhibition by Widows of the Marikana Massacre at the Marikana (Farlam) Commission


  When: 9 to 30 September 2014 at the Marikana (Farlam) Commission venue in Centurion, Pretoria.


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