"Telling It Like It Is…" : Understanding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission from the Perspective of Survivors

"Telling It Like It Is…" : Understanding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission from the Perspective of Survivors

This article focuses on survivors' perspectives of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). It probes their feelings, thoughts and views both before and after interacting with the Commission. Their feelings and opinions about issues such as justice, punishment and amnesty are explored. This information, which forms the backbone of this article, was obtained from interviews with twenty survivors of political violence committed under the apartheid government.

 

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Brandon Hamber
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Brandon Hamber is a former CSVR Programme Manager. He holds a PhD Psychology from The University of Ulster and BA (Hons) MA (Clin. Psych) Ph.D. Clinical Psychology from The University of the Witwatersrand.

 

Dineo Nageng
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Dineo Nageng is a former researcher at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

Gabriel O'Malley
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Gabriel O'Malley is a former intern at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. He is the Deputy Enforcement Director for Policy and Strategy at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He obtained his JD Law Columbia Law School.

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