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Ford, IBM win dismissal of 12-year lawsuit over apartheid abuses

(Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge has dismissed a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing Ford Motor Co (F.N) and IBM Corp (IBM.N) of encouraging human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, reluctantly concluding that the case does not belong in U.S. courts. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin on Thursday said the black…
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‘Government failed us’ after TRC

Durban - The government ignored recommendations given to it after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), and this had damaged South Africans' chances of reconciliation. Speaking in a panel discussion in Durban on Monday, Alex Boraine, who was the vice-chairman of the TRC, said reconciliation was "dead on the vine"…
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‘Victim input needed’ on Eugene de Kock parole

KHULUMANI Support Group national director Marjorie Jobson welcomed the decision announced by Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha on Thursday to postpone a parole decision on Eugene de Kock, saying victims had to be consulted on the apartheid killer’s fate. The nongovernmental organisation, which helps victims with memory healing, reparations and…
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Freedom deferred: Eugene De Kock stays under lock – for now

Prime Evil is staying in jail. Justice Minister Michael Masutha, faced with making a thorny decision that his predecessor fudged, has said that Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock’s parole will not be granted due to a procedural error: the families of his victims have not been consulted. But De Kock’s…
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How long do we have to wait for Dr Death to be punished?

The much-anticipated sanctioning of Wouter Basson has still not happened, 13 years later. “We want Basson struck off the medical register forever so he can never again practice as a doctor in South Africa or the world.” Basson’s sentencing is a “massive matter with global implications”, warns [Section27 head Mark] Heywood.…
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On 21 August 2014, the Radio Today programme, The Crux Of The Matter, hosted by Alfred Lephoi and produced by Jackie Kanapi, interviewed Khulumani Board Member and activist Judy Seidman and Gillian Schutte, Founder and Activist from Media For Justice, about the Marikana massacre and women affected by the deaths of their husbands.

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