Publications

Violence, Inequality and Transformation: Apartheid Survivors on South Africa's Ongoing Transition

Despite its lauded political transition in 1994, South Africa continues to have among the highest levels of violence and inequality in the world. Organised survivors of apartheid violations have long maintained that we cannot adequately ...

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Traditional Transitional Justice Mechanisms: Lessons from Africa

Drawing on African countries’ experiences, this policy brief examines the progress, prospects and problems in traditional transitional justice processes, particularly regarding their complementarity to state or formal processes in providing holistic justice for victims of ...

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Addressing Gender Justice and Colonialism Through Transitional Justice in Africa

Colonialism in Africa was a violent act from its conceptualisation in the 18th century to its far-reaching implementation, which included genocides, war, countless human rights violations, loss of land and displacement, and which affected different ...

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Transitional Justice and the Inclusion of LGBTQIA+ Rights

Over the last few years, there has been an increased visibility of the state of the lives of the LGBTQIA+ population throughout Africa. What has been uncovered is that LGBTQIA+ lives have been plagued by ...

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Addressing Diversity and Inclusion Through Transitional Justice

The field of transitional justice has evolved considerably over the last 30 years. Key to these developments have been the increasingly strong voices of different sectors of society who have demanded that their experiences be ...

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Forging a Resilient Social Contract in South Africa

Since the advent of democracy in the 1990s, the South African political settlement has ushered into policy a progressive framework for the realization of socio-economic rights, enshrined by the Constitution. However, this political settlement has ...

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A Case Study of the Marikana Massacre in South Africa

This article reflects on the Marikana massacre of August 2012, subsequent violent strikes and responses by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as a case study, and provides an analysis about whether these interventions bring transformative change or ...

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