On Monday 8 July 2013, a longstanding friend and associate of Khulumani passed away in hospital after a motor vehicle accident in Kagiso on the West Rand. Dannyboy Motale, as he was known to Khulumani, first became connected to Khulumani through his internship placement with the organisation in 2006.
Dannyboy became a community researcher in Khulumani's Business and Human Rights Project and assisted the project by implementing the Human Rights Compliance Assessment tool developed by the Danish Institute for Human Rights in the retail sector.
Khulumani features in the latest MEDICO publication. The second newsletter published by medico international for 2013 carries artwork produced by two of the Marikana widows from the Voices of the Marikana Widows project.
An abbreviated English version of the medico report is attached - Anger and Disappointment Grow in Post-Apartheid South Africa.
The report reflects on the many challenges that confront the South Africa of today due to deepening social and economic inequality.
Khulumani Support Group will be at the National Arts Festival that opens on Thursday evening June 27 in Grahamstown and runs through to the following Sunday July 7, 2013.
Khulumani is being featured in programmes at two events that take place during the National Arts Festival that opens in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape on Thursday evening, June 27 and continues until Sunday July 7, 2013.
These are at WORDFEST on July 4 at Eden Grove and at the Legacies of Apartheid Conference on July 6 in the Senior Common Room and Accounting Department Lecture Room in the Rhodes Administration Building.
Khulumani has been welcoming the participation of Sri Lankan human rights defender, Mr Ruki Fernando in its activities.
Ruki is being hosted in South Africa by the South African Catholic Bishops' Conference. He presented a paper at a conference in Istanbul last week and prepared a story about "The Standing Man" in Taksim Square, the epicentre of the citizen stands for justice in Turkey.
On Sunday, June 16 2013, Khulumani members in Soweto led a march with the family and friends of Mbuyisa Makhubu, the child photographed carrying Hector Pieterson.
They departed from Naledi High School at 06:00 and marched to remember the still unresolved disappearance of Mbuyisa Makhubu. This was the SECOND Commemorative March, not the first as claimed by some media.
Khulumani member from Taung, Mr. Montsho, has written a call to remember the country's youth activists who played significant roles in the Soweto Uprisings of 1976.