Truth and Reconciliation Commission

 
Ramaphosa urged to establish judicial inquiry into lack of apartheid prosecutions
Ramaphosa urged to establish judicial inquiry into lack of apartheid prosecutions
Imtiaz Cajee, the nephew of murdered anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol, will recommend that President Cyril Ramaphosa establish a judicial commission...
Gambia truth commission starts to address Jammeh-era rights abuses
Gambia truth commission starts to address Jammeh-era rights abuses
A truth and reconciliation commission has begun to investigate alleged rights abuses during the 22-year-long rule of Yahya Jammeh. Authorities...
Need for reparations still with us
Need for reparations still with us
One of the biggest limitations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was its failure to provide redress or reparations for the victims...
The land: SA’s unifying and divisive issue
The land: SA’s unifying and divisive issue
Twenty-eighteen was undoubtedly the year of the land. There has been no other time in our recent history that the land issue has become the subject...
Ramaphosa under pressure to support reparations for apartheid victims
Ramaphosa under pressure to support reparations for apartheid victims
Victims of apartheid-era atrocities have demanded that President Cyril Ramaphosa include some 80 000 people as beneficiaries of the President’s...
To reckon with Winnie's ghost
To reckon with Winnie's ghost
It is only a few short months since Winnie Madikizela-Mandela died and South Africa and the world paid their last respects to her at that spectacular funeral. So Sisonke Msimang’s important and highly readable book, The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela (Jonathan Ball),...
Family loses hope MK fighter is alive
Family loses hope MK fighter is alive
After 35 years of fruitlessly searching for former Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) fighter Nokuthula Simelane, her family has given up hope of finding her...
News media needs to save face
News media needs to save face
Amid the rise of fake news globally and following the recent revelations about “media capture” and the manipulation of journalists by less than...
Someone is defending SA’s transition
Someone is defending SA’s transition
When political transitions work: Reconciliation as interdependence by Fanie du Toit (Oxford University Press)
Quest for truth paramount for Haffejee family
Quest for truth paramount for Haffejee family
The Haffejee siblings have spent four decades waiting. In that time, their parents have passed away, and their brother, Yusuf, who fervently fought...
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...

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