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Khulumani Australian Partner Marks International Women's Day 2017 With A Fundraising Event with a Special Focus on the Marikana Widows

March 8 is International Women's Day. This year it falls on a Wednesday. Chris Dwyer, a South African living in Australia, initiated a project in 2016 to mark International Women's Day annually by hosting a film screening as a fundraiser to support women's economic empowerment in South Africa.

The focus of the fundraiser is on the Marikana Widows. Khulumani has accompanied the Marikana widows since the day of the police shooting of 34 miners on the property of Lonmin Mining Company on the South African Platinum Belt. 17 were shot at Wonderkop and a further 17 at Scene Two, a smaller koppie where surrendering miners were seemingly killed in cold blood.

Cape Times article on the book launch of BODIES OF TRUTH - by Rita Kesselring

New book on victims of apartheid era atrocities

A new book by Swiss anthropologist Rita Kesselring seeks to open dialogue on how victims of apartheid-era atrocities deal with the long-term effects, years after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

Kesselring spent two and a half years researching material for Bodies of Truth: Law, Memory, and Emancipa- tion in Post-Apartheid South Africa. It launched last night at Clarke’s Bookshop in Long Street with a discussion by Kesselring and chairperson in African studies at UCT Lungi- sile Ntsebeza, on what new discourse the book would bring in the greater context of South Africa. 

SA Launches of the Book, Bodies of Truth in Johannesburg and Cape Town

Dr Rita Kesselring who conducted her fieldwork with Khulumani members in the Western Cape, is currently visiting South Africa to launch the book published from her PhD.

The book is entitled BODIES OF TRUTH and offers an intimate account of how apartheid victims deal with the long-term effects of violence, focusing on the intertwined themes of embodiment, injury, victimhood, and memory. 

Marking The Centenary Of The Passing Of A Remarkable Pioneer Of Education, Mrs Nokutela Dube In The Lounge Of Dr Xuma's Sophiatown Home And At Her Grave In Brixton Cemetery

On Saturday 28 January 2017 the student study interim group from St Olaf College, facilitated by Khulumani Support Group, attended a gathering hosted by Mrs Joyce Siwani, great niece of Mrs Nokutela Dube, at the Sophiatown Remix Centre in Toby Street, Sophiatown, Johannesburg, the home of former ANC President Dr A B Xuma (see background information below).

The study group then moved to the grave site of Mam'Nokutela Dube in the Brixton Cemetery to commemorate her life one hundred years after her passing in 1917.

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Khulumani (KSG)
Tue Feb 21 13:55:48 +0000 2017

Khulumani visiting the Mandela Children's Hospital
Khulumani (KSG)
Tue Feb 21 05:59:54 +0000 2017

Khulumani Australian Partner Marks International Women's Day 2017 With A Fundraising Event with a Special Focus...
Khulumani (KSG)
Fri Feb 17 05:37:55 +0000 2017

Yesterday's launch of the book, BODIES OF TRUTH, is covered in the Cape Times today - well done Rita Kesselring!...
Khulumani (KSG)
Thu Feb 16 09:56:57 +0000 2017

Affected Family members in the Maletswai Municipality interrogating the report