Black Sash Khulumas

At our Khuluma on the 15th August 2019 we had a conversation with Dr Aninka Claassens to discuss her working paper on Mining Magnates and Traditional Leaders.

With the Traditional KhoiSan Leadership Bill now in its final stages with the National Council of Provinces, Aninka Claassens offers a timely evaluation of the role that law has played in characterising traditional leadership in a post-apartheid context. This special working paper forms part of a forthcoming MISTRA publication on Traditional Leadership and Customs in a Constitutional Democracy.

Watch the video of this Khuluma below.

The Black Sash held its first 2019 Khuluma on 28 February in Mowbray, Cape Town.  Black Sash Trustee, Nolundi Luwaya, interviewed guest speaker Charles Abrahams, lawyer and author of his debut book "Class Action: In pursuit of a larger life".  The life of Charles Abrahams led him to study law, first in SA and then abroad - from the cape flats to law school in Amsterdam, to the courts in the United States. His work with the Black Sash, COSATU and the Children’s Resources Centre on the bread price fixing case, resulted in the right to Class Action. He and his associates used class action successfully to ensure that corporates in the mining sector and elsewhere take responsibility for their actions.

Watch the video of this Khuluma below.

Black Sash in 2018 is running a series of Khulumas ( conversations) on poverty and inequality. The first conversation was about the way forward for the captured state of social grants, while the second one explored land expropriation and the possibilities of a more inclusive city. We are hoping to hold another two this year on similar topical issues relative to poverty and inequality in South Africa.

Watch the video of our first Khuluma below.