Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa

The Fundamental Documents



This groundbreaking volume provides an explicit and often startling view of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In the name of understanding the Commission's development, work and findings, it features a rich variety of materials, including many selections from the TRC's archive of testimony and its Final Report that have yet to receive significant public scrutiny. These fundamental documents challenge conventional accounts of the Commission. They also shed light on how the Commission undertook a public process of history-making, attempted to deal with the past in a manner that gave voice to experiences long silenced, endeavoured to expose the violence of apartheid and the excesses of struggle and demonstrated the political necessity of repairing a crime against humanity.