Breaking the Silence: A Luta Continua

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: May 1, 2010     To: May 31, 2010
Breaking the Silence: A Luta Continua

A large crowd gathered to attend the opening of Breaking the Silence: A Luta Continua, which took place on 15 July 2006. The event was a gracious reminder of the rights of every human being, through singing, recounting memories and saluting long-gone comrades. In her keynote address, former TRC Commissioner Prof Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela affirmed and encouraged those present, as well as the work of the Human Rights Media Centre.

The exhibition uses media such as scrapbooks, body-maps, photographs, memory cloths, drawings, paintings and art banners to raise awareness of a number of social issues. These include the Khulumani lawsuit against 23 multinational corporations for their role in aiding and abetting apartheid; the unfinished business of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC); and the UN campaign against torture and rights of survivors. The exhibition is the culmination of four years of collaborative work between the Human Rights Media Centre and the Khulumani Support Group – Western Cape.

Enquiries: Wieke van Delen, Tel. 021 467 7203 (office) or email


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