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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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Khulumani (KSG)
Thu Mar 26 06:53:22 +0000 2015

Visit the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre website for a summary and extensive list of articles/resources... http://t.co/c8iweAvI2z
Khulumani (KSG)
Thu Mar 26 06:46:10 +0000 2015

@BHRRC Good summary (Eng & German) with extensive list of links to articles - SA #Apartheid #Reparations #Lawsuit http://t.co/NXCANeQQpS
Khulumani (KSG)
Fri Mar 20 06:33:59 +0000 2015

Listen to 3 min podcast: Consultations with victims of apartheid should take priority before pardons - SAFM... http://t.co/nk6VJwhIgU
Khulumani (KSG)
Fri Mar 20 06:01:47 +0000 2015

@DhashenMoo thanks for tweet and link!