Dialogue Can Address Violence in SA: Experts

Senior lecturer of trauma and violence at University of the Witwatersrand, Dr Malusi Langa, says violent protests in the country are an indication of deep seated problems that South Africans need to talk openly about.

Langa, who like other experts call for an honest conversation about violence in the country, says an honest dialog about the causes of violence and South Africa’s history will help in addressing the problem.

Nzimande Calls NW University an Apartheid Enclave

Minister of higher education and training, Blade Nzimande, believes the North West University’s Potchefstroom campus is an apartheid enclave - a hostile and foreign environment for people who are not white Afrikaners.

Following a video clip showing students performing the Nazi-styled ‘Heil Puk’ salute, Nzimande was scornful of the university’s previous vice-chancellor, Theuns Eloff, who retired just after the video emerged, stating that he had not been prepared to transform Pukke - the traditional name for the Potchefstroom campus of North West University.

Steve Biko Foundation: Restaurant and Catering Manager

Established in 1998, the Steve Biko Foundation is a community development organisation inspired by the legacy of the late anti-apartheid activist.

The Foundation seeks a Restaurant and Catering Manager, based at its Centre in Ginsberg, King William’s Town, Eastern Cape.

The primary function of this position is to oversee and run the day to day operations of the restaurant, bar, kitchens, concessions and catering.


South African History Archive: Junior Archival Researcher

Established in 1988 by anti-apartheid activists, the South African History Archive (SAHA) is an independent human rights archive committed to documenting, supporting, and promoting greater awareness of historical and, since 1994, contemporary struggles for justice and accountability.
SAHA seeks to appoint a Junior Archival Researcher for the successful preparation of archival materials for the launch of a new digital repository on non-racialism in 2015.

Khulumani Support Group: Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

The Khulumani Support Group is a membership-based organisation of roughly 85 000 victims and survivors of Apartheid-related gross human rights violations. Started by survivors testifying at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Khulumani has become a globally recognised movement spear-heading healing and memory, the struggle for reparations, and active citizenship in countries transitioning out of conflict.

Khulumani Support Group seeks to appoint a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant, based in its national office in Johannesburg.


Steve Biko Foundation: Restaurant Manager

Established in 1998, the Steve Biko Foundation is a community development organisation inspired by the legacy of the late anti-apartheid activist.

The Steve Biko Foundation seeks to appoint a currently seeks a Restaurant and Catering Manager, based in Ginsberg, Eastern Cape.

The Restaurant and Catering Manager will oversee and run the daily operations of the Restaurant, Bar, Kitchens and Catering Facility.


Phosa Urges ANC to Stop Blaming Apartheid

Former African National Congress (ANC) treasure-general, Matthews Phosa, says it is time for government to shape the country's future decisively and stop blaming the past.
Speaking at the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation conference in Johannesburg, Phosa pointed out that, "We are... a government, and placing the blame on the past, apartheid, race, and other external factors does not wash anymore…”
He argued that if the ANC wants to avoid being consigned to the dustbin of history, it must be demonstrably more decisive and more transparent.

State Failed to Support Apartheid Victims

The brother of Anton Fransch, killed by security police, will always remember the young Umkhonto we Sizwe member as a “determined fighter for human rights”, but says the government has failed to support the families of apartheid victims.

Speaking to the Cape Times at his Bonteheuwel home, Mark Fransch said he felt ‘deeply hurt’ by the outcome of the South Africa Apartheid Lawsuit which was dismissed by a United States appeal court after a 10 year battle.


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