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15th June 2024

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#1 Dear Friend, welcome to the inaugural edition of the Bench Marks Bulletin. We hope to give you an insight Read more
#2 Dear Friend, this edition focuses on artisanal mining or Zama Zama, in the face of police shooting in the Read more
#3 Dear Friend, the month of November is usually filled with news and expectations of various kinds, in particular the Read more
#4 Dear Friend, this first edition in 2022 brings news of the departure of the founding Executive Director of the Read more
#5 Dear Freind, this second edition of 2022 sees the Foundation trying to consolidate its resources and committing to do Read more
#6 Dear Friends , there is so much happening now, and the year has just truly finished its first quarter. Read more
April 2022 Dear Freinds welcome to our April edition, which reaches you on 27 April 2022, designated as Freedom Day Read more
May 2022 Dear Friends, welcome to our May edition of the Bulletin, featuring the regular sections as we reflect on Read more
June 2022 Dear Freinds, in this June edition we learn of the plea of young leaders in this Youth Month, Read more
July 2022 Dear Friends, the July bulleting focuses on ongoing critical reflections around the 10th anniversary of Marikana, the struggles Read more
August 2022 Dear Friends, the August bulletin once again has much to think and reflect upon. In the last few Read more
September 2022 Dear Readers, this edition focuses mainly on Jagersfontein as well as the Bench Marks Foundation Annual Conference, organised Read more
October 2022 Dear Friends, on 18-19 October, the Bench Marks Foundation held its annual conference on the burning issue of Read more
November 2022 Dear Hassen, November always seems to have too much to say and do. In this edition, we deal Read more
January 2023 Dear Friends, in this first edition of 2023, we will talk of the nominated head of the board Read more
February 2023 Dear Friends, what does social justice mean for you? The theme of Social Justice Day 2023 is Overcoming Read more
March 2023 Dear comrade, this edition attempts to cover our usual features and kicks off with the commemoration of the Read more
April 2023 Dear comrade, this bulletin focusses on Anglo America Corporation because at the time of publishing it would have Read more
May 2023 Dear Readers, June 16, 1976 will forever be remembered as the year of resistance to apartheid. Thousands were Read more
June 2023 At the time of putting this Bulletin to bed, news came in about the discovery of human remains Read more
July 2023 Dear comrade, the immediate reaction from those who follow national and world news when they saw images of Read more
August 2023 · JUST IN · Elections in Zimbabwe: the SADC Observers Mission for the first time in their interim report Read more
September 2023 · JUST IN ·  Brazil’s supreme court has blocked efforts to dramatically strip back Indigenous land rights in Read more
October 2023 · JUST IN · Dear comrade, this period since we last met, saw two major civil society conferences on Read more
November 2023 Dear Hassen, this edition is filled with the continuing struggles of our people in South Africa, the continent Read more
January 2024 Dear comrade, much has happened to us as an organisation and the world we inhabit. Whilst we witness on Read more
February 2024 Dear comrade, the Electoral Commission welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that the 2024 general elections will be held Read more
March 2024 Dear Comrades, on March 21, 1960, police officers in the Vaal township opened fire on a group of Read more
April 2024 Dear friends, this bumper edition brings all the important dates of historic events together. The month of April Read more
May 2024 Dear comrade, this edition comes out early to remind you of the elections and the importance to vote Read more