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Khulumani Welcomes The Announcement That The Regulations To Provide Educational Benefits For Victims & Survivors Of Apartheid Atrocities Have Been Signed By The President

The Asikaqedi Campaign welcomes the news of the signing into law of the regulations to provide educational benefits for those who were unable to complete their education as a result of apartheid human rights violations, and sacrifices made in the struggle for justice and democracy. This information was made public by Dr Khotso de Wee, Chief Operations Officer of the Department of Justice on the 29 October 2014 John Perlman Show on Kaya FM that discussed the ASIKAQEDI Campaign. The long delays in introducing educational benefits for victims and survivors has been a key demand of our campaign. We congratulate Government on taking this first step towards dealing with outstanding issues facing victims and survivors.

Khulumani launches the ASIKAQEDI CAMPAIGN, 29 October 2014

October 29 2014 marks 16 years since President Mandela received the first TRC Report in Parliament. This was a very important step in the process of reckoning with the terrible damage that had been wrought by apartheid in our country.

When President Mandela received the report, he said, "The challenge is for all of us to protect our democratic gains like the apple of our eye. It is for those who have the means, to contribute to the efforts to repair the damage wrought by the past. It is for those who have suffered losses of different kinds and magnitudes to be afforded reparation, proceeding from the premise that freedom and dignity are the real prize that our sacrifices were meant to attain. Free at last, we are all masters of our destiny. A better future depends on all of us lending a hand - your hand, my hand."

Survivors of the 1987 SASOL strike denied the right to commemorate and to demand redress for apartheid crimes, on African Human Rights Day

On 21 October, 2014: African Human Rights Day, a group of ex-strikers planned to commemorate twenty-seven years since the 1987 SASOL strike with a picket at the SASOL plant in Sasolburg. They applied to the police for permission to demonstrate, painted banners, and brought in members from around the country for this event.

But when the ex-strikers' representative went to the police station to collect the permission at 2 pm on the 20th, they discovered that Sasol management was there already, meeting the police. Police then refused permission for the gathering, on the grounds that SASOL management had expressed willingness to negotiate outstanding demands – 27 years later. Apparently the demonstration might jeopardize these "negotiations".

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Khulumani (KSG)
Fri May 22 08:22:50 +0000 2015

UPDATE: Download record of papers filed in respect of Unresolved Enforced Disappearance of Nokuthula Simelane:... http://t.co/xg2IkRO9gT
Khulumani (KSG)
Fri May 22 06:41:33 +0000 2015

The Mail and Guardian has just published an article on Nokuthula Simelane. http://t.co/xp0qaZbCpV
Khulumani (KSG)
Thu May 21 09:44:48 +0000 2015

PRESS STATEMENT: SACTJ supports the landmark legal challenge for justice for Nokuthula Simelane... http://t.co/AxyvAgNERp
Khulumani (KSG)
Wed May 20 06:07:16 +0000 2015

Celebrate Black Sash’s 60th anniversary Saturday 23 May in Johannesburg at Constitutional Hill. The celebration... http://t.co/CUEyWJnlSA