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Launch of AWETHU! Peoples’ Platform for Social Justice, 28 November 2013

On Thursday 28 November 2013 the AWETHU! Peoples’ Platform for Social Justice was launched at a founding workshop held at the Braamfontein Centre in Johannesburg with round table discussions on the issues concerning people and the actions people are taking to address them. 

The platform is envisaged as providing a vehicle to connect and amplify the voices of people and movements committed to social justice and political accountability.

Taking Forward the Development of Guidelines on Amnesty and Accountability

The Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland has published a set of guidelines, the Belfast Guidelines on Amnesty and Accountability as a resource for all role players involved in brokering or implementing peace agreements. 

The guidelines have been authored by a group of resource persons led by Louise Mallinder and Tom Hadden and deal with issues of who should be held accountable for international crimes and human rights violations and whether the use of amnesties conflicts the duty of states to prosecute. Download...

Charge laid against Aggett cop

The sister of an anti-apartheid activist who died in detention in the 1980s hopes that one of his interrogators will finally be brought to book, 32 years later. Neil Aggett's sister, Jill Burger, wants former security branch policeman Stephan Whitehead brought before a court to explain his "brutal behaviour".

News article in the Sunday Times, December 1, 2013 written by Prega Govender. (Subscription required for digital access: http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes/)

 

November 23 was International Day to End Impunity: Access to Information is a Critical Requirement

Khulumani joins colleagues in raising the alarm on the evidence that the disclosure of information in South Africa is at an all time low.

In the week that President Zuma assented to the Protection of Personal Information Act, the PAIA Civil Society Network (CSN) published its evidence of the increasing difficulties in accessing information from organs of the state.

The PAIA CSN Shadow Report for 2013 reveals that "openness and transparency by information holders both in the public and private sector have decreased from the already worryingly low levels of compliance recorded by the PAIA CSN in previous years."

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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)
Thu Oct 23 06:45:31 +0000 2014

A great opinion piece in the Daily Maverick by Koketso Moeti, on the Sasol picket (that was cancelled at the last... http://t.co/xVv8ZfL9fK
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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
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Media Statement: MARKING 27 YEARS OF STRUGGLE: SASOL 1 & NATREF Ex-Workers to picket SASOL 1 offices, Sasolburg... http://t.co/LqCXaq4VBg
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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