Brankovic, Jasmina. 2013. "Accountability and National Reconciliation in South Africa." Ediciones Infojus: Derechos Humanos 2, no. 4: 55-86.(Click here for Spanish-language version)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.
Bantjes, Megan. 2011. How others have done it: A desk study of community projects related to torture, Appendix C. Johannesburg: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.With the aim of informing CSVR's development of a community work model to address torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, this desk study examines six community projects conducted in South Africa and in other countries. Details of four of the interventions were found in the literature and information about two projects was gathered in interviews with the staff involved. Each intervention is discussed in terms of six questions that have been found useful for thinking about community work (see Questions about community work, Appendix B). The objectives of CSVR’s community work on torture - transformation, prevention and amelioration - provide the framework for considering the implications of each of these projects for CSVR's development of a model.
In 2010, the “Advocating Justice” workshop brought together Africa-based practitioners and scholars to share experiences and evaluate African civil society’s advocacy for transitional justice on the continent. Discussing case studies from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the participants highlighted the central role local organisations play in shaping transitional justice agendas in Africa. The workshop was hosted by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation on behalf of the African Transitional Justice Research Network.
CSVR Transitional Justice Programme. Post Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Alternative Prosecution Policy Framework for Political Violence of the Past. 8 July 2008.
Amoah, J. & Greenbaum, B. (2005). Victim Services for Human Rights Violations in Malawi. Research report written as part of the Southern Africa Reconciliation Project, April.
Abrahamsen, T. & van der Merwe, H. (2005). Reconciliation through Amnesty? Amnesty Applicants' Views of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Research report written for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.
Picker, R. (2005). Victims' Perspectives about the Human Rights Violations Hearings. Research report written for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, February.
Colvin, C. (2005). Key Resources on Reparations in Southern Africa. Bibliography compiled for the Southern Africa Reconciliation Project.
Colvin, C. (2005). Key Resources on Social and Political Reconciliation in Southern Africa. Bibliography compiled for the Southern Africa Reconciliation Project.
Valji, N. (2004). Reconciliación y reparación: un balance. In Vanguardia Dossier, "Potencias emergentes: China, India, Brasil y Sudáfrica", No. 12 July/September. [Spanish]
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Valji, N. (2003). South Africa: no justice without reparation. openDemocracy, 2 July.(external link)
Posel, D. & Simpson, G. (eds) (2002). Commissioning the Past: Understanding South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press, July.
Simpson, G. (2002). "Uncivil Society" - Challenges for Reconciliation and Justice in South Africa After the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Paper presented in Sweden, April.
van der Merwe, H. (2002). National Narrative versus Local Truths: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Engagement with Duduza. In Posel, D. & Simpson, G. (eds), Commissioning the Past: Understanding South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, pp. 269-281, Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press.
Rombouts, H. (2002). The Legal Profession and the TRC: A Study of a Tense Relationship. Research report written for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, February.
Kayser, U. (2001). Interventions after the TRC – Reconciliation, Advocacy & Healing. Workshop report written for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, October.
Kimani, S. (2001). Report of The National Strategy Workshop on Reparations. Parktonian Hotel, Johannesburg, 31 October.
Neumann, J. (2001). Reconciliation and the Transformation of Conflicts: The Reconciliation and Reconstruction Programme of the Quaker Peace Centre. Research report written for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, May.