About the Project

WHAT IS ‘KHULUMANI’S VOICES’

Khulumani’s Voices is a community journalism project aimed at recording stories that fall outside of the ‘mainstream’ media channels.

This is not a news blog, but a space for ‘social dialogue’ where people can present an alternative record of what is happening in the community.

Initially called Madibas Voices it was renamed Khulumani’s Voices in September 2012 as a project of the Khulumani Support Group – a social movement for the Human Rights of survivors of Apartheid-era gross human rights abuses in South Africa. Visit www.khulumani.net for more.

WHY ‘KHULUMANI’S VOICES’?

In Nelson Mandela’s inauguration speech, dignity and peace were central themes. Coming from a situation of war and conflict, we wanted to move into a new space. Madiba’s speech reflected the dreams and hopes of ordinary South Africans who wanted a society that is vibrant, that is unified, self-healing.

Khulumani Interactors pursue this dream of a society that is equal, free from violence, and values human dignity.

“The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us. We have, at last, achieved our political emancipation. We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination.” – Nelson Mandela, 10 May 1994.

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The Khulumani Voices Project is sponsored by:

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung is a German political foundation that promotes democratic socialism worldwide.  It is registered as a non-profit organisation according to South African law and is affiliated to the German Left Party.   The foundation has been active in Southern Africa since 2002 and its focus on political education involves creating platforms for civic participation, critical thinking and research and dialogue in the quest for participatory, inclusive and peaceful democracy. Visit www.rosalux.co.za

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One thought on “About the Project

  1. On behalf of the INTERACTORS I hereby would like to send condolences to the families of the people who were brutally murdered by the Police at Lonmin Mine in Marikana.The brutal killing of our people is not a heroic act and people responsible, their names must belong to the dustbin of history,yes the museum of shame.Life has gone beyond the limit of taste.

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