The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) could do no more than make a contribution to political reconciliation and nation-building - requiring business, civil society and South Africans generally to take this process forward.
Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: 10 years on provides a realistic assessment of what a TRC can reasonably accomplish and provides an audit of the response of government and other agencies to the unfinished business of the Commission.
This comprehensive book features an edited transcript of a public symposium chaired by Tim Modise, with participation from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Yasmin Sooka and several participants in the TRC's victim hearings. It also contains by leading researchers, activists and government officials tasked with implementing the TRC recommendations. It examines the complexities of translation and interpretation of personal testimonies in TRC sessions.
It also reflects on the role of media, art and cultural practitioners who grappled with South Africa's past.