Truth and Reconciliation Commission

 
New play unearths apartheid doctor Basson’s trial
New play unearths apartheid doctor Basson’s trial
Callousness. But the word “swagger” might also apply here. More a fraternal meeting than an earnest trial. A fawning judge. An intrepid...
Misleading myth of truth commissions
Misleading myth of truth commissions
It has become almost expected that truth commissions will be introduced to try to consolidate a transition from authoritarianism and conflict to...
A quiet partner in revolution
A quiet partner in revolution
In her brief testimony to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission about the treatment of her husband in prison, Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe highlighted the toll it took on her children. There were the strip searches that became part of their Robben Island visits, the night-time police...
Bird Island child abuse: The truth will set us free
Bird Island child abuse: The truth will set us free
The past is a foreign country. Until it shakes us out of our collective slumber on a cold Sunday morning. It confronts us from the front page of a...
SAPS ordered to pay legal fees of security cops accused of murdering MK fighter
SAPS ordered to pay legal fees of security cops accused of murdering MK fighter
The Pretoria high court has ordered the South African Police Service to pay the legal fees of three apartheid-era security policemen who are...
State spies are ever with us
State spies are ever with us
Wednesday. The Durban sky is soft and dusky, the sun gently inching its way upwards from the east. There’s a sense of peace over the half-awake...
The tale of Nomzamo in Azania
The tale of Nomzamo in Azania
Nomzamo Madikizela adjusts her headwrap and brushes down pleats in her seshweshwe outfit. She steps to the podium; her first address as the...
Stompie burnt into Winnie legacy
Stompie burnt into Winnie legacy
There is no speaking of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela without hearing about the 14-year-old boy Moeketsi “Stompie” Seipei, an activist from the...
An inquiry into state capture is good but criminal trials must not be impeded
An inquiry into state capture is good but criminal trials must not be impeded
Justice Raymond Zondo has earned a reputation as a most diligent, careful, experienced and thoughtful jurist. It was not surprising when he was...
Justice fundamental to dealing with the effects of mass trauma
Justice fundamental to dealing with the effects of mass trauma
Justice has emerged victorious. Judge Billy Mothle concluded on October 12 in the high court in Pretoria that Ahmed Timol—who died after...
Gender struggle was intrinsic to SA’s liberation
Gender struggle was intrinsic to SA’s liberation
As women and gender activists who gave input into the story published with the front-page headline “Liberation leader raped me” (October 27),...
Mthembu dodges tough questions on #GuptaLeaks, media tribunal
Mthembu dodges tough questions on #GuptaLeaks, media tribunal
ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu did his best to evade some awkward questions on the #GuptaLeaks and media appeals tribunal during a Daily Maverick...

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