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Khulumani Support Group

Khulumani Support Group

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We Will Not Stay Down When There is So Much Still to Finish in South Africa

When young South African attorney, Andrew Ihsaan Gasnolar, speaks in his op-ed published in the Daily Maverick of 24 February 2015,'Identity: The end of polite conversation' of seeing the "pain that so many feel because of their identity and the broken society that we have failed to fix", Khulumani voices resonate with gratitude that they are not alone and that there is a new generation of young South Africans who call on all of us to "carve out something different."

THE SHARPEVILLE COMMEMORATION: A View and Concerns from Khulumani Sharpeville Committee

In the community in Sharpeville there is apparently deep unhappiness about the state of the graves of the 69 victims of the shooting of 21 March 1960. Initiatives are underway to consult and negotiate for solutions – hopefully in time for this year’s commemorations, 55th anniversary.  

Marjorie Jobson, National Director, Khulumani Support Group reports on the progress and the problems still demanding attention. Dr Jobson hopes for support and co-operation beyond the circle of those already involved in that community:  

Khulumani Expresses Alarm about Minister Masutha's Announcement that the Special Dispensation on Pardons has been Resuscitated

On 30 January 2015 when Minister Masutha announced his decisions regarding the parole applications of the offenders, de Kock, Barnard and Derby-Lewis who were incarcerated for their roles in the killing of anti-apartheid activists, he concluded his press conference with an announcement that the 2007 Special Dispensation on Presidential Pardons in terms of section 84(2)(j) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 for crimes alleged to have a political motivation, had been resuscitated and that the process was being expedited.

Khulumani and its partners in the South African Coalition for Transitional Justice have registered their alarm about this development that has proceeded without any apparent reference to the decisions of the Constitutional Court.

Struggles of Members of the PAIA Civil Society Network for Access to State-Held Information Continue

Khulumani Support Group is a member of the National PAIA Civil Society Network, a coalition of organisations that works for the achievement of transparent and accountable government through empowering its constituencies to apply the country's now 14-year old legislation on the promotion of access to information, PAIA.

Khulumani was the very first organisation in South Africa to use the then-new and untested legislation enacted in 2000, which had been modelled on similar legislation in Sweden.

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Khulumani (KSG)
Fri Feb 27 07:00:02 +0000 2015

Khulumani: We Will Not Stay Down When There is So Much Still to Finish in South Africa! When young South African... http://t.co/giEDvIFEdv
Khulumani (KSG)
Thu Feb 26 06:46:23 +0000 2015

THE SHARPEVILLE COMMEMORATION: A View and Concerns from Khulumani Sharpeville Committee http://t.co/CDQwVqZtAL In... http://t.co/WeNYDKrJ7V
Khulumani (KSG)
Fri Feb 20 06:04:52 +0000 2015

Khulumani Expresses Alarm about Minister Masutha's Announcement that the Special Dispensation on Pardons has been... http://t.co/qhV72F3Pef
Khulumani (KSG)
Wed Feb 18 16:22:48 +0000 2015

Comprehensive Interview with Dr Marje Jobson published in the Saturday Star of February 14, 'A tiny woman with a... http://t.co/K36TMDTpJn