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Khulumani launches the ASIKAQEDI CAMPAIGN, 29 October 2014

October 29 2014 marks 16 years since President Mandela received the first TRC Report in Parliament. This was a very important step in the process of reckoning with the terrible damage that had been wrought by apartheid in our country.

When President Mandela received the report, he said, "The challenge is for all of us to protect our democratic gains like the apple of our eye. It is for those who have the means, to contribute to the efforts to repair the damage wrought by the past. It is for those who have suffered losses of different kinds and magnitudes to be afforded reparation, proceeding from the premise that freedom and dignity are the real prize that our sacrifices were meant to attain. Free at last, we are all masters of our destiny. A better future depends on all of us lending a hand - your hand, my hand."

Survivors of the 1987 SASOL strike denied the right to commemorate and to demand redress for apartheid crimes, on African Human Rights Day

On 21 October, 2014: African Human Rights Day, a group of ex-strikers planned to commemorate twenty-seven years since the 1987 SASOL strike with a picket at the SASOL plant in Sasolburg. They applied to the police for permission to demonstrate, painted banners, and brought in members from around the country for this event.

But when the ex-strikers' representative went to the police station to collect the permission at 2 pm on the 20th, they discovered that Sasol management was there already, meeting the police. Police then refused permission for the gathering, on the grounds that SASOL management had expressed willingness to negotiate outstanding demands – 27 years later. Apparently the demonstration might jeopardize these "negotiations".

To Supporters of the Gogos and Mamas: Making the connections

A special story from Merle Conyer who offered a much appreciated self-care workshop to 12 Khulumani group facilitators in September 2014 which included crafting blankets to represent symbols of the sources of nourishment that enable the facilitators to keep on keeping on.

In 2014 I returned to my birthplace South Africa after a long absence, and wanted to honour the transition of the past twenty years and the people who contributed to this.

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Khulumani (KSG)
Fri Oct 31 06:43:14 +0000 2014

RT @theICTJ: #SouthAfrica teaches a past that looks a lot like the present: http://t.co/8ZTHYmBmrE @UNICEFEducation @khulumaniafrica #TJEdu
Khulumani (KSG)
Wed Oct 29 06:03:31 +0000 2014

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