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Reparations

whatwewantThe overall purpose of reparations is to restore the dignity of survivors, to accompany the rebuilding of affected communities and to facilitate the reintegration of survivors.


 

Over R1 billion in fund - yet apartheid victims still await compensation

The President’s Fund was established in 2003 under President Thabo Mbeki to compensate apartheid victims. It has accumulated over a billion rands. Nevertheless, many apartheid victims who were identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to receive compensation from this fund, have still received nothing. Some have died waiting.…
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South Africa apartheid lawsuit – The end of the epopee?

On 21 August 2013, the 2nd United States (US) Circuit Court of Appeal reached a decision on a decade long putative class action suits brought on behalf of individuals harmed by the South African apartheid regime. The suits were originally initiated by two groups of plaintiffs, the Balintulo (or Khulumani plaintiffs) and the Ntsebeza plaintiffs against…
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BREAKING NEWS: Plaintiffs File Petition in Second Circuit Court of Appeals to Review Panel’s Decision in Apartheid Case

Today Khulumani US attorney, Mr Michael Hausfeld, confirmed that the legal teams involved in the S A Apartheid Litigation, have filed for an en banc review of the 2nd Circuit Court decision to invoke the Kiobel decision to call for the dismissal of the case. This means that the teams have applied…
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Nepali NGOs have derailed the human rights discourse

Ram Bhandari of the Nepali National Network of Families of the Disappeared and Missing offers an important critique of the transitional justice industry, an industry dominated by big NGOs and think tanks: Nepali NGOs have derailed the human rights discourse. Khulumani has reflected on this before (see Tshepo Madlingozi "On…
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Keesa - South Africa: U.S. Court rejects apartheid lawsuits

"The dismissal of the cases, after so many years, once again leaves open and unresolved, the unfinished business of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission," said Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza, former Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner. On 21 August, the 2nd Court of Appeals in New York rejected the complaints that victims of…
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