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Eleanor du Plooy runs the Ashley Kriel Youth Desk at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR).
Eleanor du Plooy runs the Ashley Kriel Youth Desk at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR).

Eleanor du Plooy

“Life was better under apartheid”, Phiwe* said to me.

Five simple words repeated, more or less word for word, as I facilitated intergenerational focus group discussions with youth in rural and urban spaces in three provinces, in the past two months.

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