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MARKING 27 YEARS OF STRUGGLE: SASOL 1 & NATREF Ex-Workers to picket SASOL 1 offices, Sasolburg to hand over a memorandum at 11:00 on Tuesday, 21 October, 2014 to Demand Redress and Compensation

Twenty seven years ago, in October 1987, the managements of Sasol One and of Natref precipitately dismissed 2,400 skilled workers from their plants at Sasolburg when they embarked on a strike for improved wages. The workers had served Sasol One and Natref for periods of between 5 and 35 years. Their wholesale dismissal threatened the operations of the companies at a time that South Africa was reliant on the production of oil from coal at its Sasol One plant.

In the 27 years since their dismissal, the lives of the ex-workers of Sasol One and of Natref, have been destroyed. None of the workers has received their accumulated benefits. Only one worker has been provided with his service certificate. No workers have been compensated for the harm caused their families including the loss of life of 77 breadwinners, the loss of homes, the falling apart of many marriages, and the loss of the ability to send children to school and to take forward their lives. For 27 years, Sasol One and Natref have refused to acknowledge their responsibility for this destruction.

Save the apartheid victims compensation fund!

If we don’t do something, money promised to help repair the lives of those who were at the forefront of the struggle will instead go to municipal infrastructure projects like community centers. This despite some communities already having centers.

Apartheid survivors don’t see how infrastructure projects will provide them with rehabilitation, and why compensation they were promised should be funding infrastructure projects that the government should pay for.

You can take action to stop this from happening here http://goo.gl/yOaqQB

A Call To An Alternative Economics – Community-Based Models Of Development: Some Key Points From The Norman Reynolds Memorial Lecture, 6 October 2014

Norman Reynolds applied his alternative economic thinking to proposals for community rehabilitation for survivors of apartheid gross human rights violations. He called for community-based approaches to economic development.

In reviewing Norman's alternative economic thinking, Professor Mark Swilling in the Norman Reynolds Memorial Lecture held at UNISA on 6 October 2014, pointed to our present economic interregnum in which we need to adopt models that place development in the hands of citizens rather than in the hands of the state.

Khulumani Support Group Welcomes Ms Franziska Rieger To Work With Khulumani Youth Forum Theatre

Khulumani warmly welcomes Ms. Franziska Reiger a Social Work Final Year Student from Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin in Germany. Franziska is committed to the use of different types of art forms to express social issues within a critical social work framework. She will be working with the Soweto-based Khulumani Youth Empowerment through Forum Theatre Group until the end of March 2015.

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The President’s Fund: Where's the money for Apartheid victims actually going? Daily Maverick Article

  • The President’s Fund: Where is the money for Apartheid victims actually going? - Daily Maverick Article

    There’s R1.19 billion sitting in the President’s Fund, designated by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to help victims of Apartheid rebuild their shattered lives. Now the department of justice finally wants to spend it, but who will actually benefit? Its intended beneficiaries say they are still being left out of the process, and that the money is being misused. SIMON ALLISON investigates.

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Khulumani (KSG)
Mon Oct 20 16:38:02 +0000 2014

There's still time to sign and share the petition to save the Apartheid Victims' Compensation Fund!!... http://t.co/SJJJlmEpnc
Khulumani (KSG)
Mon Oct 20 07:50:06 +0000 2014

Media Statement: MARKING 27 YEARS OF STRUGGLE: SASOL 1 & NATREF Ex-Workers to picket SASOL 1 offices, Sasolburg... http://t.co/LqCXaq4VBg
Khulumani (KSG)
Fri Oct 17 08:00:02 +0000 2014

"Community reparation must restore people, not infrastructure; it must engage unrepaired victims directly and not... http://t.co/NYbSu3oXBe
Khulumani (KSG)
Fri Oct 17 06:58:18 +0000 2014

#Community #reparation must restore people not infrastructure. #SouthAfrica #TRC @DOJCD_ZA @702JohnRobbie