The Marikana Commission of Inquiry that was established "to investigate matters arising out of the tragic incidents at the Lonmin Mine in Marikana, in the North West Province" in August 2012 which led to the deaths of approximately 44 people, with more than 70 persons being injured, and approximately 250 people being arrested" currently continues its work towards the stated objectives of Truth, Restoration and Justice. http://www.marikanacomm.org.za
The delegation from the Neil Aggett Support Group arrive at Johannesburg Central Police Station (the former John Vorster Square) on November 27, 2013, at 11:00 to meet there with delegations from the Food and Allied Workers' Union (FAWU) and from Khulumani Support Group.
Mr Douglas Ntuli from Khulumani Support Group had opened the way for the laying of charges by explaining the purpose of the delegation and securing permission for the charges to be presented to the Station Commander, Brigadier Rajion.
The website of the Foundation for Human Rights www.fhr.org.za is currently carrying an interview with Catherine Kennedy, Director of the South African History Archives, about SAHA's work on engaging educators and learners on 'the road beyond the TRC' - the road that we all need to walk to complete the 'unfinished business of the TRC'.
Khulumani participated in the SAHRC seminar on Human Rights and Law Enforcement, 20 November 2013, against the background of its organising of a commemoration of International Day in Support of Survivors of Torture on 26 June 2013 with a focus on police brutality against the Clay Oven community in April this year. **NEW UPDATE BELOW**
On Wednesday November 27, 2013, the 32nd anniversary of the death in detention of Dr Neil Aggett, Khulumani will be joining the Neil Aggett Support Group and the trade union that Neil served, FAWU, as criminal charges are laid against Neil Aggett's torturer, Stephan Whitehead who failed to apply for amnesty at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The charge will be laid at the Johannesburg Central Police Station (then the infamous John Vorster Square) where Neil took his own life in what the judicial inquest into his death termed an 'induced suicide'.
President Zuma fails to use the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka to call for truth-seeking and accountability for state-sponsored gross human rights violations in Sri Lanka and confirms the fears of victims and survivors that President Zuma has abandoned them and the continuing struggle for justice and inclusive reparations.
In an article in today's Mail&Guardian, Mr Ruki Fernando* explains that Zuma appeared to have joined hands with Sri Lanka's authoritarian rulers in warding off measures of accountability and pushed for a South African-style TRC.
Twenty years ago today, 18 November 1993, in the early hours of the morning, the Multi Party Negotiating Process (MPNP) finally agreed the interim constitution that would govern the political transition in South Africa.
Today's official opening of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory marks that important date as it launches the space where the public can interact with the legacy of Nelson Mandela.
Khulumani Interactor, Mr Wiseman Nduli participated in the MACUFE Mangaung African Cultural Festival and presented a piece he developed that told stories of struggle veterans.
MACUFE Festival is the most cultural balance showcase of African art and culture in the world and showcase the best local and international African artist in various field. Khulumani volunteer Wiseman attended the MACUFE 2013 in Bloemfontein.