Mamphela Ramphele

Mamphela Ramphele

    Our house is on fire

    We as South Africans recognise that when our house is on fire, we all have to pull together to put out the flames.

    Reconciliation is not enough

    We need to pay attention to the unfinished business of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It isn't just because, like every process, it ended. It is also that much was promised and some of it was not delivered -- not because of Pumla (Gobodo-Madikizela) or Archbishop (Desmond Tutu), but because of us as South Africans.

    Looking back at the road ahead

    The Transformation Audit of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation is a revolutionary idea, because it is an audit of national performance; it questions how we, the South African society, are doing. Apartheid and colonialism erected a massive scaffold during the three centuries before our freedom. Simply agreeing to our national settlement cannot remove the whole of the intricate framework that apartheid put in place.