On Friday, 4 October 2013 survivors and families of the victims of the 17 June 1992 Boipatong Massacre will be hosted for an all-day event at Freedom Park with the support of the Sedibeng Municipality Heritage Department. The programme for the event is attached.
Khulumani deeply values its relationship with Sedibeng Municipality and the support it has provided to victims and survivors of the human rights struggles, many of which were birthed in the Vaal region.
The municipality has asserted its identity as the 'cradle of human rights' - a tribute to the recognition of the Sharpeville Massacre as a turning point globally in pronouncing apartheid a crime against humanity.
Deputy Chairperson of Khulumani Sharpeville, Mr Sefatsa, a survivor of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre, passed away this past week.
Mr Sefatsa has been a key supporter and driver of Khulumani's continued work in Sharpeville.
Sadly he is another survivor who has not lived to see the post-apartheid government honour its promises to prove adequate, effective and inclusive reparations to survivors of one of the greatest human rights struggles in history - the struggle against apartheid.
Mr Sefatsa was buried on Thursday, September 26, 2013.
National Heritage Day was commemorated in Boipatong, a still dusty township in the industrial area of Vanderbylpark, with a moving launch of the VOICES OF BOIPATONG project that brings together the memories of the residents of Boipatong as they speak of the impact of the massacre of 17 June 1992 on their lives.
Today Khulumani US attorney, Mr Michael Hausfeld, confirmed that the legal teams involved in the S A Apartheid Litigation, have filed for an en banc review of the 2nd Circuit Court decision to invoke the Kiobel decision to call for the dismissal of the case.
This means that the teams have applied for a full bench of judges including those who made the decision to call for a dismissal of the case, supplemented by an additional eleven judges from the 2nd Circuit Court, to review the decision of the court in the S A Apartheid Litigation.
The Launch of Boipatong Living Heritage Project takes place at the Boipatong Catholic Church TODAY 10:00-14:00. This is a Project of Khulumani Support Group, the Ether Initiative, and the National Heritage Council.
After the 2013 Kingswood College annual Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture given by Mr Jay Naidoo on Friday September 13, Professor Roy Jobson of the Neil Aggett Support Group announced the establishment of the Dr Neil Aggett Unit by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) also known as Doctors without Borders. This regional initiative of MSF will assist, enable and empower young doctors and health care workers to take on various activist roles.