"New York - Lawsuits seeking more than $400-billion in damages from American corporations for victims of apartheid in South Africa were tossed out by a federal judge, who said the claims bordered on the frivolous."
"Soon Barclays could be here instead. The British bank was forced out of apartheid South Africa in 1986 by angry consumers (especially students) in Britain, who accused it of supporting the white-minority government of the time..."
Scams targeting apartheid victims are more widespread than the rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal, where they were originally reported to be operating. The Khulumani Victims' Support Group said its councillors had received complaints in Northwest, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape provinces, in addition to many still coming from KwaZulu-Natal.
Jubilee South Africa and the Khulumani Support Group for apartheid survivors contested the government's view on Monday that reparations lawsuits in the United States were unnecessary because the issue had been dealt with. The groups, who are suing 23 multinational companies in a New York court for supporting apartheid, said…
"KHULUMANI Support Group and Jubilee SA have challenged government's assertion that it has adequately addressed the results of apartheid policies and that there is no need to file lawsuits in US courts."