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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…

‘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"…

‘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…

Public Seminar with Mr Ruben Carranza, of the International Center for Transitional Justice

You are warmly invited to a conversation with visiting Transitional Justice lawyer, Mr Ruben Carranza on Wednesday 1 October 2014 from 12:30 – 14:00


Topic: Reparative Remedies in Global Perspective: Possibilities for Advancing Reparations Advocacy in South Africa towards Resolving the TRC Unfinished Business


  • Date: 1 October 2014
  • Time: 12:30 – 14:00
  • Venue: Offices of SAHA (South African History Archive)
  • Address: Women’s Jail Section of Constitution Hill, 1 Kotze Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg 2017
  • Contact number for SAHA for directions if needed: 011 718 2560

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