Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
The lack of urgency by all role players to transform South Africa on all levels has led to an alarming increase in divisions within our society between rich and poor, different race groups, leadership and the people, writes Christo Thesnaar.
A special dinner to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report will honour former chairperson archbishop Desmond Tutu.
This tightening noose of material deprivation has heightened levels of anxiety and desperation. As a nation, we will have to regroup, and avoid the short-termism of the first two decades of democracy, writes Jan Hofmeyr.
In 1994, when millions of South Africans lined up to cast their ballots, there was something in the air – an expectation of a new horizon, a democratic dispensation that would essentially break the shackles of poverty, inequality and exclusion, writes Cecyl Esau.
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.
The testimony that will surface in several criminal trials of public personalities and at the state capture inquiry can play a healing role, almost similar to that of the TRC, writes Max du Preez.
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.
Those who suffered at the hands of Gideon Nieuwoudt attest to how much he enjoyed meting out brutality, write Nosipiwo Manona and Nicki Gules.
The inclusion of former President FW de Klerk in the “national dialogue” initiative has again thrown into sharp relief the failings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, writes Terry Bell.
March 15, 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The family of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol says the law must take its course - not only for him, but for many other activists who died at the hands of apartheid-era police officers.
The TRC was South Africa's internationally lauded form of transitional justice. But within the borders of our state many citizens view our transformation steps as half-baked, writes Kimal Harvey.
The motive of this book was to try to tease out the buried, hidden facts, after I had stumbled in this case – and in my reporting elsewhere – on stories in which the truth, to quote Oscar Wilde, was rarely pure and never simple.
The Magnus Malan story is a powerful example of how white violence can become victimhood and therefore worthy of protection and defence, writes Jodi Wiliams.
Since 1995 the President's Fund, a recommendation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), has grown to more than R1.4 billion. That money may finally see real use, for the first time.
The contemptible living conditions of black children should ignite the conscience of white and black elite groups who enjoy an undeserved wealth, argues Sampie Terreblanche.
"What drives us in the Missing Persons Task Team is much more than recovering a body; it is about finding the remains of a life that mattered and handing them back to their family in a dignified, solemn and moving ceremony," says Madeleine Fullard
Eight families, who for years never knew where their loved ones were buried after they were hanged in the gallows, have finally gotten closure when their remains were exhumed.
An inquest into the death of teacher and anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol who died in police custody 45 years ago will be reopened by the National Prosecuting Authority.
Nokuthula Simelane's sister Nthembi Nkadimeng speaks about the murder of her sister and says she was "disappointed" with the testimony of men accused of Simelane's murder. Umkhonto we Sizwe member Simelane went missing in 1983 after security police arrested her. Her remains were never recovered
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