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A report on the Study Visit of Professor Barbara Borst with students of New York University to Khulumani Support Group, East Rand, 12 June 2014

Khulumani Educational Tour with the New York University students from the Center for Global Affairs took place on 12 June 2014 at Thokoza, Phola Park at Nomarussia's house.

There were seven students (girls) and one professor. The programme started at 09h00 till 12h30. The purpose of the tour was for the students to learn about what is happening in South Africa after the apartheid government.

The unreasonable demand to forgive the past in today's South Africa in the absence of an adequate programme of redress and reparation

Sisonke Msimang, a regular contributor to the Daily Maverick, has written a powerful piece called 'Limpho Hani and the Power of Refusing to Forgive'. (See attached below). The context is the time frame that has been given to Minister Michael Masutha, newly installed Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, by Judge Thokozile Masipa to respond to the recommendation of the Parole Board that Clive Derby-Lewis, one of two men convicted for the murder of Chris Hani, be released from jail on parole.

Sisonke highlights that Hani's widow, Limpho, continues to refuse to forgive his killer in a situation in which the unspoken rule imposed on peoples' grief by the TRC was that family members of victims should not be so angry, "because frankly, there is no space or time in this democracy for victims and survivors of torture and losses beyond imagining to be angry."

2014 and Another World Cup: Reflections from Khulumani Support Group

As the world watches tonight's opening ceremony of the 2014 Soccer World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Khulumani reflects back on the struggles to highlight the issues that are obscured when events of the magnitude of a World Cup are staged.

This year's Soccer World Cup takes place in Brazil in the midst of much anguish about the costs involved and the deviation of funds for critical public services towards the construction of stadiums. Brazil is reported to be spending three times more on this World Cup that was spent on the last three World Cups added together.

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