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.


Challenging Private Power through Transnational Litigation

A Corporate Accountability & Social Justice presentati​on on Understand​ing and Challengin​g Private Power, delivered by Dr. Marjorie Jobson to students at a Law and Social Justice Conference in Amanzimtoti, Durban in September 2011. View the slides in an image gallery below, or download here. Social justice is about collective solutions to deprivation (Jan…

No Cohesion without Reparations! – The Struggle for Inclusive and Comprehensive Reparations: A View from the South African Coalition for Transitional Justice

The South African government’s new reparations regulations fail to meet its obligations towards victims of apartheid’s gross human rights abuses, a constituency it has consistently neglected since the closure of the TRC.  For the past 12 years, the Khulumani Support Group, a partner in the South African Coalition for Transitional…

Kiobel officially an outlier: Yet another US court rules for corporate accountability for human rights abuses

Three days after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that corporations could be sued for human rights abuses, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals came to the same conclusion, in a decision in Flomo v. Firestone (PDF).  (Unfortunately, the Seventh Circuit also ruled that the plaintiffs did not show that the…

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


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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