Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. 2013.  When spider webs unite they can tie up a lion: A treasure trove of ideas and excercises for spinning a web of enhanced relationships. Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights: Johannesburg.

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. 2013.  What lies beyond? Delving below the surface of conflict: A treasure trove of exercises, tools and perspectives on transforming conflict and how we relate to it. Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights: Johannesburg.

Brankovic, Jasmina. 2013. "Accountability and National Reconciliation in South Africa." Ediciones Infojus: Derechos Humanos 2, no. 4: 55-86.
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An exploration of the extent of accountability and reconciliation arrived at to date in South Africa calls for a look not only at the agenda and impact of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission but also at the role played by state and other structures after 1994. This article suggests that accountability and reconciliation have been limited, although the responsibility for this may lie more with choices made after the TRC was established than with the commission’s work itself. This article was written for a special journal issue on the 30th anniversary of  Argentina's truth commission, which includes reflections on the South African TRC.

Langa, Malose. Analysis of existing data on torture in South Africa with specific focus on annual reports published by IPID and JICS. Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation: Johannesburg.

Bantjes, Megan, Malose Langa and Steffen Jensen. 2012. Finding our way: Developing a community work model for addressing torture. Danish Institute Against Torture Publication Series on Torture and Organised Violence No. 1. Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and DIGNITY.

CSVR and DIGNITY have engaged in systematic and critical reflection on how Theories of community intervention: Implications for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation torture project, Appendix A to produce a theoretically informed model of community work for CSVR to address torture. In this report, we present how we arrived at an initial model through systematically combining practical experiences and theoretical inputs. It is in this sense that we talk about finding our way. The hope is that these inputs - and the process of putting them into concrete use in the model - might be of use and inspiration to other organisations. The full papers that fed into the chapters of this report are also available on the CSVR website.

Theories of community intervention: Implications for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation torture project, Appendix A
Questions about community work, Appendix B
How others have done it: A desk study of community projects related to torture, Appendix C
A methodological dilemma: The street corner approach versus an institutional approach to accessing victims of torture and CIDT, Appendix D
Women empowerment: A case study of a refugee women’s group at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, Appendix E
Guidelines for home visits, Appendix F

Bantjes, Megan. 2011. Theories of community intervention: Implications for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation torture project, Appendix A. Johannesburg: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

This paper was written with the aim of theoretically informing CSVR's model of community intervention with a specific focus on work done in the field of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. The document briefly reviews some of the better known theories and models of community work from psychology and social work. The objectives, principles and ethics which might guide CSVR in its community based torture work are outlined. Some conclusions are made about which theories would be most appropriate to inform the model.