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Khulumani Support Group

Khulumani Support Group

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Podcast: 4 December 2013 Talk Radio 702 - John Robbie interviews Marjorie Jobson re. compensation for apartheid victims

3 Minute podcast of Talk Radio 702's John Robbie interviewing Dr. Marjorie Jobson, National Director of Khulumani Support Group on 4 December 2013. 

The topic under discussion is the money in the President's Fund that was set aside to compensate victims and communities of the TRC.

There is a new proposal to set aside a total of R540,000.00 (540 Million Rand) for various community projects which Khulumani opposes.

On National Reconciliation Day, 16 December 2013, Khulumani Calls for ‘a Revolution of Restitution’ as the Basis for Reconciliation

In the many tributes to former President Nelson Mandela since his passing on 5 December 2013, attention has focused on Mandela's stated mission of liberating both the oppressed and the oppressor from the impact of racist rule in what has been interpreted as a "triumph of forgiveness". Sadly the relationship between oppressor and oppressed remains largely untransformed at this time of Mandela's passing.

It is true that Mandela emerged from prolonged imprisonment without rancour and set about trying to unite people across social boundaries. This commitment led Mandela to compromise some tenets of the Freedom Charter that he had helped to construct. One of the political necessities Mandela faced was that of "sealing a deal with global capital" - a deal that has contributed to deepening poverty, widening inequality and the economic exclusion of almost half the country's population, all realities that Mandela abhorred.

Rhodes University honours Dr Neil Aggett by setting up the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit in the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)

Rhodes University establishes the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit in ISER to deepen knowledge of the Eastern Cape labour market through understanding the changing face of labour organisation and the world of work, through examining the consequences of national and provincial policy choices for people in the poorest parts of South Africa, and through contributing to initiatives to improve employment and conditions of work in the province. 

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Khulumani Youth Forum Theatre is invited to the SEX ACTUALLY Launch & Several Workshops

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In Memory of Robin Williams

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A prayer posted by Christine Sine which she wrote while thinking about the impact Robin Williams (the actor in Good Will Hunting and many other films) whose death has been devastating for many following his suicide this week. Robin Williams took his own life in a battle with major depression. In Khulumani, we too know the terrible impact of brokenness and pain.

God we know the wounds our world can inflict,
And have felt the heartache of its brokenness.
Let us have eyes to see and ears to hear,
That pain can give birth to laughter,
That humour often hides our fears.
Let us look at sorrow and anguish and not blink.
Accepting responsibility let us become pilgrims in the ruins,
Choosing to respond with love and compassion,
To all who are hurting and in pain.

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