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Plough Back the Fruits: Speech by Marikana Widows at the AGM of BASF, 29 April 2016, Mannheim, Germany

This is the powerful speech delivered by the two widows of the Marikana massacre, Ntombizolile Mosebetsane and Agnes Makopano Thelejane, who accompanied Nomarussia Bonase and Judy Seidman of Khulumani Support Group on a Speakers' Tour of Europe about the role of BASF in whitewashing the actions of LONMIN in processes that led to the 2012 Marikana Massacre.

BASF and the Marikana Massacre: PRESS CONFERENCE at the Head Office of ATTAC, Frankfurt / Main, Germany

On Thursday, 28 April 2016, 11.00 am a Press Conference will take place on the Head Office of ATTAC in Frankfurt in Germany which will be addressed by retired Bishop Joe Seoka, Chairperson of the Benchmarks Foundation; Ms Agnes Thelejabe and Ms Ntombizolile Mosebetsane, widows of Marikana mine workers killed in police action against the striking mineworkers, and Khulumani Support Group project officers, Ms Nomarussia Bonase and Ms Judy Seidman.

The press conference will call on BASF, the major purchaser of the platinum produced at LONMIN's Marikana mine, to contribute to providing reparations to the famiies who lost their breadwinners in the Massacre. 

Audience Responses to the Screening of BLACK CHRISTMAS - the film about the Worcester bombing - at the Labia Theatre, 14 April 2016

The Mark Kaplan film entitled Black Christmas about the Worcester bombing and the journey with one of the bombers, Stefaans Coetzee, that was initiated by Khulumani Support Group in meetings with Stefaans in the Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Facility in Pretoria, was launched at an event hosted by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation at the LABIA Theatre in Gardens, Cape Town last Thursday evening. Black Christmas was supported by funding to the University of the Free State from The Fetzer Institute and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Audience members reported the following impact of the film:

Khulumani Support Group Commemorates the Twentieth Anniversary of the First TRC Victim Hearing in East London on 15 April with an Open Letter to All Former TRC Commisioners and Staff

Date: 15 April 2016 Time: 12:00 Venue: In front of the bust of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, East London - All Welcome

Dear Former Commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and all who were involved in its work, Honourable Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Dr Alex Boraine, Advocate Chris de Jager, Reverend Bongani Finca, Justice Sisi Khampepe, Mr Richard Lyster, Deputy Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize, Dr Mapule Ramashala, Dr Fazel Randera, Ms Yasmin Sooka, Ms Glenda Wildschut, Professor Emeritus Pieter Meiring, and former staff of the TRC,

Today, exactly twenty years since the TRC Victim Hearings opened in East London, we remember with sadness those who served the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, who have now passed on including Reverend Dr Khoza Mgojo and Mr Wynand Malan.

Today, 15 April 2016, we have chosen as the national membership organisation of victims and survivors of apartheid atrocities, to mark the symbolic importance of the date by gathering in front of the venue of that important hearing.

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