Commission extends sympathies to the South African people
Commission extends sympathies to the South African
Race Relations Commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy today
extended her sympathies to the family and friends of Nelson
Mandela and the South African people.
was a great hero of the human rights movement and a voice
for unity, dignity and respect.
“He was a man of
great forgiveness and immeasurable achievement through truth
“His passing is a time of
great sadness for millions around the world, including here
in New Zealand.
“Our prayers and the sympathies of
everyone at the Commission are with the people of South
Africa,” Dame Susan
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Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017
For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future?
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