Submission from the Civil Society Peace Team on the deployment of the SANDF and SAPS in efforts to manage an effective lockdown to protect citizens from a potential COVID-19 catastrophe

Member of SANDF directs public during Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa

Statement crafted for the President’s Consultative Meeting of 17 April 2020 with the assistance of the Khulumani Support Group We understand the decision of the President to deploy members of the South African Police Services (SAPS) along with members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to ensure compliance of citizens with the measures … Read more Submission from the Civil Society Peace Team on the deployment of the SANDF and SAPS in efforts to manage an effective lockdown to protect citizens from a potential COVID-19 catastrophe

Remembering the Sharpeville & Langa Massacres: 21 March 2020 – a reflection on how much more has to be attended to

People running away from police shooting in the Sharpeville massacre

The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission broke new ground internationally in being the first Truth Commission to provide human rights hearings for victims of the crimes associated with the oppressive apartheid regime. The victims’ hearings were broadcast by the SABC across the entire country. This was important because for the first time, white South … Read more Remembering the Sharpeville & Langa Massacres: 21 March 2020 – a reflection on how much more has to be attended to

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING FORMER BOARD MEMBERS

Khulumani Support Group wishes to alert members, friends, partners, supporters and associates to the following: The six former board members of Khulumani Support Group, Ms Judy Seidman, Ms Shirley Gunn, Ms (Professor) Gertrude Fester, Advocate Sipho Mantula, Ms Nomarussia Bonase and Mr Nyanisile Rolihlahla were removed as board members from the board of Khulumani Support … Read more IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING FORMER BOARD MEMBERS

Attack on the Casual Workers’ Advice Office in Germiston – how you can help

CWAO office arson attack

Khulumani learned with deep concern of the Monday 2 September 2019 attack on one of our partners with whom we have been pursuing the Unpaid Benefits Campaign – the Casual Workers’ Advice Office in Germiston, Johannesburg. The GroundUp article describes what happened in the afternoon and evening of last Monday. We cannot imagine who could … Read more Attack on the Casual Workers’ Advice Office in Germiston – how you can help

The Cobuqua Speak Out: Whither our future?

River mouth in Eastern Cape

The elections this year in South Africa have as yet brought no sign of change for our peoples. The new president may have been ushered into Parliament by a Khoi praise singer last month, but there is no indication that he is listening to Khoisan concerns. We as Indigenous peoples of this land remain waiting … Read more The Cobuqua Speak Out: Whither our future?

Khulumani’s New Board Asserts their Governance and Strategic Leadership of Khulumani Support Group towards Ending the Struggle for Power and Control of the Organisation – 24 July 2019

Khulumani Support Group unequivocally rejects the findings of the so-called “disciplinary hearing” of its national director held by deposed former board members on the 28th of May 2019. The individuals pursuing this illegitimate action were removed from their positions at a constitutionally mandated AGM held on the 27th of April 2019, and thus do not have any authority within Khulumani Support Group, or to act on its behalf.

South Africa mourns the passing on 16 January 2019 of one of its Truth Commissioners, Mr Hugh Lewin

MR HUGH LEWIN TRC Commissioner

An edited Tribute to Hugh Lewin, by his lifelong friend, Paul Trewhela. Hugh Lewin died peacefully yesterday, 16 January 2019, at his home in Killarney,
Johannesburg. He was a person of exceptional good-ness. He sought for no high office, and never trumpeted his name. He always did what he thought was right, no matter what the cost.