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  • OPINION: Why talking about the TRC is still important 20 years later
    OPINION: Why talking about the TRC is still important 20 years later

    Twenty years have passed since the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) presented its condemning report of the politically motivated atrocities and gross human rights violations perpetrated between 1960 and 1994.

    What was hailed as an international benchmark for restorative justice is now harshly criticised retrospectively by many. The commission has been lambasted for its failings to adequately address the systematic structural violence perpetrated by the apartheid regime. The painfully slow process of monetary reparations for a shocking minority alongside the almost immediate freedom enjoyed by those who were granted amnesty through the process, adds further insult to injury. 

    Written on Wednesday, 25 July 2018 06:33 in Truth & Memory Read more...

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