Dr Wouter Basson has once again taken action to avoid having sentence pronounced by the HPCSA's Disciplinary Committee for his unethical and unprofessional conduct as a medical doctor when he headed the apartheid government's chemical and biological warfare programme between 1981 and 1992. The Committee was scheduled to deliver its decision on an appropriate sentence on 28 and 29 May 2015.
One of the strategies used by the TRC to uncover truth in its investigations into the operations of the apartheid security agencies, was to hold Section 29 in camera hearings. The transcripts of these hearings have been recently released to the South African History Archive (SAHA) following a long battle using the Promotion of Access to Information Act legislation.
President Zuma committed yesterday to release the Marikana Report by the end of June. But this could be too late for the surviving miners and widows of those slain in the Marikana Massacre to prepare a civil claim before the August 16th deadline.
Click here to demand President Zuma and Judge Farlam respond to the demands of miners and family members by releasing the Marikana Report no later than 2 June 2015: http://www.amandla.mobi/marikana_report
On Friday 22 May 2015, coordinator of Khulumani Forum Theatre for Youth Empowerment, Mr Bonginkosi Mayepu, accompanied by Khulumani Development Project Officer, Mr Freedom Ngubonde, presented certificates to the learners at Lavela High School who have participated in the after-school Forum Theatre club activities over the past 6 months.