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2013 Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture, Kingswood College to be delivered by Jay Naidoo on Friday 13 September 2013: A Life Remembered

On Friday, September 13, 2013, Jay Naidoo, Chair of the Board of Directors and of the Partnership Council of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and a former General Secretary of COSATU, will be the guest speaker at this year's Neil Aggett Memorial Lecture, taking place at Kingswood College, Neil's former school, at 10:00.

Jay Naidoo will focus his message on reflections on "What would my inspiration, Steve Biko, my dear friends and comrades Chris Hani and Neil Aggett say about the democracy they died for today? With growing instability among our working classes, as anger mounts as leadership becomes ever more disconnected from their base, we should really sit back and ask if this is the future for which Neil Aggett was murdered by Apartheid police? "

The event will also feature an announcement of the Neil Aggett Memorial Medicins Sans Frontiers Unit and the efforts of the Neil Aggett Support Group to bring a successful prosecution of Neil's torturers. Jay has also indicated that he will use the opportunity to recognize the important work Khulumani are doing to address past injustices.

Detention of Khulumani Board Member Paul Verryn and fellow panellists in Swaziland on the 45th Anniversary of its Independence

Reverend Paul Verryn, Khulumani Board Member and his colleagues on the Global Inquiry Panel of Experts, were detained for questioning after Swazi police led by Manzini Regional Police Commander surrounded the hotel where the proceedings of the panel were underway on Friday 6 September 2013 and ordered that the inquiry stop. 

The inquiry had been convened to hear testimony from Swazi workers about the continuing violation of labour rights.

Quote: Thoughts on Guilt and Change - Audre Lourde

"Guilt is not a response to anger; it is a response to one's own actions or lack of action. If it leads to change then it can be useful, since it is then no longer guilt but the beginning of knowledge. Yet all too often, guilt is just another name for impotence, for defensiveness destructive of communication; it becomes a device to protect ignorance and the continuation of things the way they are, the ultimate protection for changelessness... And when I speak of change, I do not mean a simple switch of positions or a temporary lessening of tensions, nor the ability to smile or feel good. I am speaking of a basic and radical alteration in all those assumptions underlining our lives."

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National Arts Festival - Grahamstown 3-13 July

Khulumani Water for Dignity presents a workshop on Water Options for Citizens in Makana Municipality on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00 in the ELRC on Rhodes University Campus. Workshop Title: Water Options Workshop for Citizens in Makana Municipality. Event details...

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