The Khulumani Support Group was formed in 1995 by survivors and families of victims of the political conflict of South Africa's apartheid past. It was set up in response to the pending Truth and Reconciliation Commission by victims who felt the Commission should be used to speak out about the past to ensure that such violations never occur again.
During the apartheid era in South Africa there were many violations of human rights and it is important that all South Africans are aware of the atrocities committed in our past. We need to expose the truth about disappearances, assassinations, torture and other human rights abuses condoned under the apartheid regime and to identify the perpetrators. The survivors and families of victims of these atrocities must reclaim their dignity and their lives must be restored.