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Before Marikana, there was the deadly SASOL strike

In time for Africa Human Rights Day on 21 October 2014, former SASOL workers planned to picket outside the offices of SASOL in Sasolburg, in what is possibly South Africa’s longest unresolved labour dispute. Like Marikana, it was massive. Like at Marikana, dozens of lives were lost in the crossfire.…
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US judge rules against apartheid claim

A US court has ruled against the Khulumani Support Group in its 12-year legal battle to bring US corporations to book for aiding the apartheid government. But Khulumani will appeal against this ruling, says national director Marjorie Jobson. “We survived multiple assaults on this lawsuit,” says Marjorie Jobson, Khulumani’s national director.
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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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Khulumani (KSG)
Thu Oct 23 13:56:38 +0000 2014

Statement: Survivors of the 1987 SASOL strike denied the right to commemorate and to demand redress for apartheid... http://t.co/8bjUNymneY
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
Khulumani (KSG)
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
Khulumani (KSG)
Mon Oct 20 07:50:06 +0000 2014

Media Statement: MARKING 27 YEARS OF STRUGGLE: SASOL 1 & NATREF Ex-Workers to picket SASOL 1 offices, Sasolburg... http://t.co/LqCXaq4VBg