Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa, writes Terence Corrigan.
Morning clouds. Mild.
Reconciliation as we knew it then (mid-nineties) is overworked. The challenge now remains – how do opposing groups dialogue and overcome the structural divides, writes Leon Wessels.
To blame Tutu, the TRC and the language of forgiveness is to blame those millions of us who make forgiveness cheap, who adhere to forgiveness without repentance and restitution, writes Nico Koopman.
Many youth have come to regard the TRC as a process that served only to appease those who had benefitted from apartheid and an exercise that served to maintain existing power imbalances, writes Eleanor du Plooy.
Julius Malema is one of South Africa's most contentious leaders. However, people should be slow to write him off as a political extremist. The fact is, Malema is at a crossroads, writes Robert J. Traydon.
Identity politics in South Africa remains a central part of policy development and implementation, and it will continue to be as long as historical prejudice produces racial disparities, writes Eleanor du Plooy.
The IFP says the focus of the Day of Reconciliation must be on nation-building and the eradication of racism in society.
Less than 30% of South Africans polled in 2013 said they were distrustful of people of other races. Compare that to a 2003 study that showed more than 40% of South Africans found other race groups unworthy of trust.
In general, research has recorded increasing feelings of exclusion expressed by Coloured South Africans, as well as a deepening disillusionment around reconciliation-related issues. Watch.
The Desmond and Leah Tutu and Frederick Van Zyl Slabbert foundations have joined forces to focus on the implementation of gender reconciliation.
Two decades into supposed freedom, white people still believe that our struggle heroes owe the narrative of their legacies to their shallow opinions and not actual emancipation of black people, writes Naledi Chirwa.
Every day, across the length and breadth of South Africa, ordinary citizens are actively engaging in activities that dismantle the negative effects of a divided past. They are all the face of reconciliation, writes Stanley Henkeman.
63% of South Africans agree that reconciliation is impossible for as long as people who were disadvantaged under apartheid remain poor, writes Elnari Potgieter.
To what extent can reconciliation succeed if the economic injustices of the past are left unaddressed? The Siyakha Community Healing Forum and Institute for Justice and Reconciliation works to find an answer.
It is in the interest of all to ensure that the escalation of anger is ameliorated by tangible evidence of inequality being reversed. Without this we can kiss reconciliation goodbye, writes Charles Villa-Vicencio.
An Afrikaans church leader, who will be leading a mission to mark 40 years since the Soweto Uprising, says more white South Africans need to go back to where it all started in order to heal old wounds.
In 2003 only around 10% of South Africans said they interact socially with members of the other racial groups. In 2013 this number jumped up to 254%. However, research shows - thanks to the country's geo-political makeup - only South Africans in the higher LSM bracket mix with other races. Watch.
New research shows South Africans are 10.1% less likely to agree that apartheid was a crime against humanity in 2013 than they were in 2003. Watch.
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