Browsing Category Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION REPORT, volumes 1-7
508 + 710 + 745 + 316 + 460 + 788 + 976 pp., illus., hardback, Cape Town, 1998. OUT OF PRINT
Andrews (M.) SHAPING HISTORY, narratives of political change
223 pp., paperback, Cambridge, 2007. R200
Includes the chapter, "South Africa: told and untold stories", which focuses on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Molly Andrews is Reader in the School of Social Sciences, Media and Cultural Studies, and Co-director of the Centre for Narrative Research at the University of East London.
Asmal (K.), Asmal (L.) & Roberts (R.S.) RECONCILIATION THROUGH TRUTH, a reckoning of apartheid's criminal governance
231 pp., paperback, Second Edition, Cape Town, Oxford & New York, (1996) 1997. R160
Foreword by Nelson Mandela.

Examines the historical and political background essential to an understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Kader Asmal was exiled in Ireland for 27 years. He was a Cabinet Minister in Nelson Mandela's government and is now a Member of Parliament.
Lifelong civil rights campaigner Louise Asmal is a former honorary secretary of the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement.
Ronald Suresh Roberts, graduate of Balliol College, Oxford, and Harvard Law School, has lived in South Africa since 1994, and is the author of biographies of Nadine Gordimer and Thabo Mbeki.
Boraine (A.) A COUNTRY UNMASKED, inside South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission
466 pp., hardback, d.w., Oxford, 2000. R200
Alex Boraine, deputy chairman of the TRC, gives an insider's account of the Commission's conception, planning and life, reflects on the histories of P.W.Botha and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, and evaluates the Commission's achievements and failures.
Boraine (A.) A LIFE IN TRANSITION,
332 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
Foreword by Desmond Tutu.

Alex Boraine was born in Cape Town in 1931. He entered the ministry and was appointed youngest-ever President of the Methodist Church of Southern African in 1970. In 1974 he was elected to Parliament as an MP for the Progressive Federal Party. He resigned in 1986 and, together with Frederick van Zyl Slabbert, founded IDASA, which organised the 1987 meeting with ANC leaders in Dakar, Senegal. He was one of the main architects of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and served as its deputy chairperson from 1996 to 1998. After teaching transitional justice at the New York University Law School, he became founding president of the International Center for Transitional Justice.
Boraine (A.), Levy (J.) & Scheffer (R.) eds. DEALING WITH THE PAST, truth and reconciliation in South Africa
175 pp., paperback, Second Edition, Cape Town, (1994) 1997. R
In 1994 the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) held a conference entitled "Justice in Transition: dealing with the past" in which participants from countries like Argentina, Chile, Bulgaria and Germany shared their experiences of dealing with painful pasts. The first edition of this book emerged from this conference. This second edition has an updated introduction and conclusion.

Foreword by Desmond Tutu.

Contributors from South Africa include Albie Sachs, Alex Boraine, Michael Lapsley, Nomonde Calata, Paizoah Gcina, Lourens du Plessis, Mary Burton, Dumisa Ntsebeza, Andre du Toit and Wilmot James.
Chapman (A.R.) & van der Merwe (H.) eds. TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION IN SOUTH AFRICA, did the TRC deliver?
347 pp., hardback, d.w., Philadelphia, 2008. R650
An evaluation of the TRC process and its impact on South African society, based on an eight year study undertaken by the Science and Human Rights Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) in Cape Town. The project was co-directed by Audrey Chapman and Hugo van der Merwe and this book is based on the data collected, including an analysis of the Victim Hearings, the Human Rights Violations Hearings and the amnesty process, public opinion survey data and interviews with TRC staff, people who worked with the commission and members of different communities affected by the TRC.

Andrew Chapman is Joseph M.Healey, Jr. Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities and Ethics and Professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Health Services at the University of Connecticut Health Center.
Hugo van der Merwe is Programme Manager of the Transitional Justice Programme at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation in Cape Town.
Chubb (K.) & van Dijk (L.) BETWEEN ANGER AND HOPE, South Africa's youth and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
255 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2001. R145
Foreword by Desmond Tutu.

A study of the testimonies of youths and children given at the TRC hearings.

Originally published in 1999 in German in the series "rororo aktuell" under the title "Der Traum vom Regenbogen".

Karin Chubb teaches German language and literature at the University of the Western Cape.
Lutz van Dijk is the author of several books.


Cole (C.M.) PERFORMING SOUTH AFRICA'S TRUTH COMMISSION, stages of transition
227 pp., paperback, Bloomington, 2010. R295
Catherine Cole's examination of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission as public ritual and national theatre. She "looks closely at the record of the commissions, and sees their tortured expressiveness as a medium for performing evidence and truth to legitimize a new South Africa." from the back cover

"There are many ways of telling the story about how people told their story. Catherine Cole looks at the functioning of the Truth Commission as a mode of storytelling in itself. Her empathetic and richly detailed recovery of information adds a new dimension: an objective and nuanced story of the passionate TRC story of the stories of pain." Albie Sachs

"Cole takes us through new routes as she lays out a startlingly new mapping of the Truth Commission and its place in South African performative and cultural life. An original and meticulous study of one of the most important examples of transitional justice in our era. Compelling reading for both South Africans and international readers." Liz Gunner, University of the Witwatersrand

Catherine Cole is Professor in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Doxtader (E.) WITH FAITH IN THE WORKS OF WORDS, the beginnings of reconciliation in South Africa, 1985-1995
368 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R220
Erik Doxtader looks behind the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to examine the fundamental role reconciliation played in the transition from apartheid to nonracial democracy.

"This is simply the best available record and analysis of the debate leading to the adoption of the South African TRC and its implementation. No one interested in South Africa's transition from apartheid to the beginning of democracy can afford not to read it." Charles Villa-Vicencio

Erik Doxtader is Professor of Rhetoric at the University of South Carolina and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.
He is also co-editor of "Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa - the fundamental documents" (2007) and "To Repair the Irreparable: reparation and reconstruction in South Africa" (2004).
Doxtader (E.) & Salazar (P.-J.) TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION IN SOUTH AFRICA, the fundamental documents
478 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R260
Erik Doxtader and Philippe-Joseph Salazar present selections from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's public archive in an attempt "to provide a clear sense of the Commission's mandate and development" and to offer "a detailed view of the varied work undertaken by the TRC, the ways in which victims and perpetrators of human rights violations chose to present accounts of their experiences and actions, and the basic findings of the Commission."

Erik Doxtader is Professor of Rhetoric at the University of South Carolina.
Philippe-Joseph Salazar is Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Doxtader (E.) & Villa-Vicencio (C.) eds. THROUGH FIRE WITH WATER, the roots of division and the potential for reconciliation in Africa
405 pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2003. R100
This collection of essays presents 15 case studies of African countries recently torn by conflict.

Contributions include "Angola: the beginning of hope for peace" by Erik Doxtader & Ricky Khaukha,
"Zimbabwe: a hundred years war" by Tyrone Savage and Shupikayi Blessing Chimhini,
"Swaziland: between monarchy and democracy" by Manelisi Genge,
"Zimbabwe: half way to democracy" by Susanne Streleau,
"South Africa: beyond the 'miracle'" by Charles Villa-Vicencio and S'fiso Ngesi,
"Mozambique: making peace - the roots of the conflict and the way forward" by Iraê Baptista Lundin and António da Costa Gaspar,
"Namibia: the jigsaw puzzle of democracy" by Edmond Tiku and Erik Doxtader,
"Lesotho: political conflict, peace and reconciliation in the mountain region" by Mokete Lawrence Pherudi, and
"Botswana: the hopes and fears of consolidation" by Gape Kaboyakgosi.

Charles Villa-Vicencio is the Director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.
Erik Doxtader is an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Wisconcin-Madison, USA, and a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.
Doxtader (E.) & Villa-Vicencio (C.) eds. TO REPAIR THE IRREPARABLE, reparation and reconstruction in South Africa
426 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2004) 2006. R165
Preface by Desmond Tutu.

Contributions include "Reparations - it is still not too late" by Mary Burton,
"A Difficult Justice: reparation, restoration and rights" by Charles Villa-Vicencio,
"Voices Not Heard: small histories and the work of repair" by Fiona Ross and Pamela Reynolds,
"The Promise and Pitfalls of Apology" by Trudy Govier and Wilhelm Verwoerd,
"The Rupture of Necklace Murders: a need for psychological and broader strategies of reparation" by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela and
"On Monuments, Memorials and Memory: some precendent towards a South African option" by Neville Dubow.

Erik Doxtader is an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
Charles Villa-Vicencio is the DIrector of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.
du Bois ((F.) & du Bois-Pedian (A.) eds. JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION IN POST-APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA,
321 pp., paperback, Cambridge, 2008. R180
International and South African scholars assess the various transitional processes under way in South Africa since the early 1990s. The work of the TRC is viewed within a broader context that involved other responses, such as land restitution, institutional reform and social and cultural initiatives.

Contributions include "Land Restitution and Reconciliation in South Africa" by Theunis Roux,
"Radical Forgiveness: transforming traumatic memory beyond Hannah Arendt" by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela,
"The Contributions of Criminal Justice" by Volker Nerlich,
"For Justice and Reconciliation to Come: the TRC archive, big business and the demand for material reparations" by Jaco Barnard-Naudé,
"Drawing the Line: justice and the art of reconciliation" by Carrol Clarkson,
"Transition, Forgiveness and Citizenship: the TRC and the social construction of forgiveness" Stéphane Leman-Langlois and Clifford Sheaing, and
"The Evolving Legitimacy of the South African Constitutional Court" by James Gibson.

François du Bois is an associate professor and reader in private law at the University of Nottingham.
Antje du Bois-Pedain is a lecturer in law at the University of Cambridge.
du Bois-Pedain (A.) TRANSITIONAL AMNESTY IN SOUTH AFRICA,
391 pp., hardback, Cambridge, 2007. R1260
The "first comprehensive analysis of South Africa's amnesty scheme in its practical and normative dimensions. Through empirical analysis of over 1,000 amnesty decisions made by the Amnesty Committee of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the study measures the scheme against its stated goals of truth recovery, victim empowerment and perpetrator accountability. It also explores normative questions raised by the absence of punishment."

Antje du Bois-Pedain is a lecturer in law at the University of Cambridge.
Edelstein (J.) text & photo. TRUTH & LIES, stories from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa
228 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, First US Edition, New York, (2001) 2002. R220
Photographer Jill Edelstein spent four years attending hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, photographing and interviewing both victims and perpetrators.

Introduction by historian, writer and broadcaster Michael Ignatieff. Includes an essay, "Memory and Trauma", by clinical psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, author of "A Human Being Died Last Night, a story of forgiveness".
Foster (D.), Haupt (P.) & de Beer (M.) THE THEATRE OF VIOLENCE, narratives of protagonists in the South African conflict
364 pp., paperback, Cape Town & Oxford, 2005. R200
Drawing from the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and from other writings, this book documents and examines testimony from some of those who acknowledge having committed acts of violence during the apartheid era.

Foreword by Charles Villa-Vicencio.
Giannini (T.), Farbstein (S.), Bent (S.) & Jackson (M.) PROSECUTING APARTHEID-ERA CRIMES?, a South African dialogue on justice
160 pp., paperback, Cambridge, 2009. R185
Prologue by actor and playwright John Kani.

In September 2006, the Cape Town-based Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) invited a team from Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic to examine a South African government policy, promulgated in December 2005, which granted the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) extensive powers in deciding whether or not to prosecute alleged perpetrators. This book, based on extensive interviews with former TRC staff and commissioners, human rights lawyers, governments officials, survivors of apartheid, presents and reflects on a variety of South African perspectives on the enduring issue of prosecution of apartheid-era crimes.
Gibson (J.) OVERCOMING APARTHEID, can truth reconcile a divided nation?
467 pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Cape Town, 2004. R185
James Gibson analyses whether or not the TRC succeeded and how the process of reconciliation can be taken further.

James Gibson is Sidney W.Souers Professor of Government at Washington University in St.Louis, fellow at the Centre for International and Comparative Politics and Professor Extraordinary in Political Science at Stellenbosch University and Distinguished Visiting Research Scholar at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.
Graham (S.) SOUTH AFRICAN LITERATURE AFTER THE TRUTH COMMISSION , mapping loss
235 pp., illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2011. R171
First published in the U.K. in 2009.

Shane Graham investigates how post-apartheid theatre-makers and writers of fiction, poetry, and memoir have used their art to come to terms with South Africa's violent past and rapidly changing present.

Writers discussed include Antjie Krog, Ingrid de Kock, Jane Taylor, Achmat Dangor, Ivan Vladislavíc, K.Sello Duiker, Aziz Hassim, Zoë Wicomb, Zakes Mda, Anne Landsman, Phaswane Mpe and Sindiwe Magona.

"Graham's astute and lucid analyses show how the inward turn of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has turned outward, leaving its mark on the public and social spaces of a fledgling and still struggling democracy." David Attwell, Professor and Head of English, University of York

Shane Graham is an assistant professor of English at Utah State University.
Grandin ((G.) & Klubock (T.M.) eds. TRUTH COMMISSIONS: STATE TERROR, HISTORY, AND MEMORY, Radical History Review, issue 97, winter 2007
179 pp., paperback, Durham, 2007. R200
Includes the essay, "Knowledge, Experience, and South Africa's Scenarios of Forgiveness" by Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar, a professor of anthropology at the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, and a research associate at the Direct Action Centre for Peace and Memory, South Africa.
Key (L.) dir. REWIND,
50 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R295
A documentary based on "Rewind, a cantata for voice, tape and testimony" created in 2006 by composer Philip Miller to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). In his composition Philip Miller integrates extracts of recorded testimony from TRC hearings as part of the music and as libretto. In her film Liza Key uses footage from a performance of the cantata filmed at the Market Theatre in 2008, news archive, an interview with Philip Miller and interviews with some of the victims and perpetrators included in the cantata.
Khoisan (Z.) JAKARANDA TIME, an investigator's view of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission
168 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2001. R195
Investigative journalist Zanzile Khoisan served as one of the investigators at South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This is his insider account of the political machinations before, during and after the hearings.

"This investigative diary of stacatto rhythm and urgent disclosure sometimes spins into brilliantly expressed observation. A fascinating read. Both personal and impersonal, it gives the reader in camera insight into the unsung role the investigation team of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission played in providing the critical background to the hearings. Angry and sensitive, poetic and witty, Khoisan is surely a writer in the making." Lindy Wilson, documentary filmmaker
Krog (A.) COUNTRY OF MY SKULL,
312 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johanneburg, (1998) 2004. R175
This book on the work of the TRC won the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award, the BookData/South African Booksellers' Book of the Year Prize, the Hiroshima Foundation Award and the Olive Schreiner Award for best prose work published in South Africa between 1998 and 2000.

Award-winning poet and author Antjie Krog, under the name of Antjie Samuel, worked for SABC radio reporting on the TRC proceedings. Her and her team received the Pringle Award for excellence in journalism. She also won the Foreign Correspondents' Award for outstanding journalism for her Mail & Guardian articles on the TRC.
Krog (A.), Mpolweni (N.) & Ratele (K.) THERE WAS THIS GOAT, investigating the Truth Commission Testimony of Notrose Nobomvu Konile
235 pp., colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2009. R170
Notrose Nobomvu Konile, the mother of Zabonke Konile, one of the Guguletu Seven killed by the police in 1986, testified before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 1996. Antjie Krog, reporting as a journalist at the time, was stuck by the seeming incoherence of the testimony. In 2004 she began working with Nosisi Mpolweni and Kopano Ratele to more closely investigate Mrs Konile's words.

"This book may prove to be one of the most significant texts of its time. What Antjie Krog, Nosisi Mpolweni and Kopano Ratele have accomplished here speaks to questions of identity, difference and representation in ways that have not been heard before." Duncan Brown

Antjie Krog is a poet, journalist and extraordinary professor at the University of the Western Cape.
Nosisi Mpolweni is a lecturer in the Xhosa Department at the University of the Western Cape.
Kopano Ratele is a professor in the Institute for Social and Health Sciences at the University of South Africa.
Makrs (S.C.) WATCHING THE WIND, conflict resolution during South Africa's transition to democracy
225 pp., paperback, Washington, 2000. R115
A personal account of the National Peace Accord.

Susan Collin Marks is a South African who worked as a conflict resolution practitioner and peacemaker during South Africa's transition to democracy. She served on the executive committee of the Western Cape Regional Peace Committee under the auspices of the National Peace Accord, and worked as a senior researcher at the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town. In 1994 she was awarded a Jennings Randolph Peace Fellowship at the United States Institute of Peace. She now lives in Washington, D.C., where she is executive vice president of a nonprofit organisation working in conflict resolution internationally.
Nuttall (S.) & Coetzee (C.) eds. NEGOTIATING THE PAST, the making of memory in South Africa
300 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1998) 2005. OUT OF PRINT
Contributions include "Memory, metaphor, and the triumph of narrative" by Njabulo Ndebele,
"Stories of history: reimagining the past in post-apartheid narrative" by André Brink,
"Forgiving and forgetting: the Truth and Reconciliation Commission" by Anthony Holliday,
"Cracked heirlooms: memory on exhibition" by Ingrid de Kock,
"Memory and history in William Kentridge's 'History of the Main Complaint" by Michael Godby,
"Krotoä remembered: a mother of unity or mother of sorrows?" by Carli Coetzee,
"Museums and the reshaping of history" by Patricia Davison,
"Commemorating, suppressing, and invoking Cape slavery" by Kerry Ward and Nigel Worden, and much more.
Payne (L.A.) UNSETTLING ACCOUNTS, neither truth nor reconciliation in confessions of state violence
374 pp., paperback, Durham, 2008. R250
Leigh Payne draws on interviews, unedited television film, newspaper archives and books written by perpetrators to analyse their confessions to acts of authoritarian state violence in Argentina, Chile, Brazil and South Africa.

Liegh Payne is Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Posel (D.) & SImpson (G.) eds. COMMISSIONING THE PAST, understanding South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission
256 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, (2002) 2003. R240
Papers from a conference which took place in June 1999, jointly organised by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and the University of the Witwatersrand's History Workshop. Its aim was to create a multidisciplinary forum for evaluating the TRC. Includes insider accounts and victims' stories from the TRC process, as well as outsider assessments of the TRC's activities.
Contributions include "Researching the 'Truth': a view from inside the Truth and Reconciliation Commission" by Janet Cherry, John Daniel and Madeleine Fullard,
"False Promises and Wasted Opportunites?: insude South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission" and "The Murder of Sicelo Dlomo" by Piers Pigou,
"Nothing but the Truth: the ordeal of Duma Khumalo" by Mtutuzeli Matshoba,
"The TRC Report: what kind of history? what kind of truth?" by Deborah Posel,
"'Tell No Lies, Claim No Easy Victories': a brief evaluation of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission" by Graeme Simpson, and more.
Ross (F.C.) BEARING WITNESS, women and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa
206 pp., paperback, London & Sterling, 2003. R308
Reflecting on the TRC's work in Zwelethemba and on the experiences and words of women activists there, Fiona Ross explores how the TRC's emphasis on gross violations of human rights ignored women's political activities and their creative efforts to live an ordinary everyday life under apartheid.

Fiona Ross lectures in Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town.
Sanders (M.) AMBIGUITIES OF WITNESSING, law and literature in the time of a truth commission
257 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R220
Mark Sanders analyses key individual testimonies to South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, discusses "the nature of the literary and its relation to the legal, the political, and the ethical", and investigates questions of human rights, mourning, forgiveness and reparation.

Mark Sanders is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University. He is the author of "Complicities: the intellectual and apartheid", published in 2002.
Sitze (A.) THE IMPOSSIBLE MACHINE, a genealogy of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission
380pp., paperback, Reprint, Ann Arbor, (2013) 2016. R695
Adam Sitze traces the origins of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission back to two instruments of colonial and imperial governance: the jurisprudence of indemnity and the Commission of Inquiry.

"Beautifully written and engaging to read...the book will be a significant contribution to the corpus of political, legal and philosophical work on transitional justice and postcolonial justice more generally, will have a wide audience and is likely to reshape the field of transitional and postcolonial justice studies." Fiona Ross, University of Cape Town

Adam Sitze is Associate Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College, USA.
Sriram (C.L.) & Pillay (S.) eds. PEACE VS JUSTICE?, The dilemma of transitional justice in Africa
373 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2009. R245
This book examines the challenges and prospects of promoting both peace and accountability, especially in African countries affected by conflict or political violence.

Contributions include "The Politics of Transitional Justice" by Yasmin Louise Sooka,
"Inclusive Justice: the limitations of trial justice and truth commissions" by Charles Villa-Vicencio,
"Gender and Truth and Reconciliation Commissions: comparative reflections" by Sheila Meintjes,
"South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission from a Global Perspective" by Alex Boraine, and
"The Politics of Peace, Justice and Healing in Post-war Mozambique: 'practices of rupture' by Magamba spirits and healers in Gorongosa" by Victor Igreja.

Chandra Lekha Sriram is Professor of Human Rights at the School of Law, University of East London, and Chair of the International Studies Association Human Rights Section.
Suren Pillay is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Western Cape and a Senior Research Specialist in the Democracy and Governance programme of the Human Sciences Research Council.
Taylor (J.) UBU AND THE TRUTH COMMISSION, from the production by William Kentridge and The Handspring Puppet Company
73 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1998) 2007. R255
Includes the full playscript and a writer's note by Jane Taylor, a director's note by William Kentridge and a puppeteers' note by Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler as well as a selection of photographs of the production, drawings for animation and archival images.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission SOUTH AFRICA'S HUMAN SPIRIT, an oral memoir of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
6 CDs, approx. 6 hrs running time, boxed + 33 pp., colour illus., booklet , Johannesburg, 2000. R750
SABC, the national public broadcaster, covered South Africa's Truth Commission from its first public hearing at East London in April 1996 until the day the Commissioner's report was handed over to President Mandela. It carried live broadcasts of the hearings, and put together special teams of journalists to report on the TRC for both radio and TV. These journalists won the Pringle Award for outstanding journalism from the SA Union of Journalists, an honour they shared with their SABC TV "Special Report" colleagues. This set of 6 CDs is a selection of these reports. While some reports have been incorporated as they were broadcast, large parts have been scripted and recorded afresh in an attempt to provide some context. Also includes assessments by some of the commissioners.

Volume 1: Bones of Memory, experiences and memories lay bare the pain and bravery of apartheid's victims, approx. 65 minutes
Volume 2: Slices of Life, the imprisonment under apartheid of all South Africans - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, approx. 70 minutes
Volume 3: Worlds of Licence, self-confessed violators of human rights from across South Africa's political landscape, approx. 105 minutes
Volume 4: Portraits of Truth, former Vlakplaas askari Joe Mamasela and former liberation icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as enigmas, approx 49 minutes
Volume 5: Windows of history, reflective self-analytical flashbacks keep open rather than close the doors of the Truth Commission, approx. 69 minutes

Also includes a 33 pp. booklet that introduces the CD set and includes a brief guide to the TRC.

van der Merwe (C.) & Gobodo-Madikizela (P.) NARRATING OUR HEALING, perspectives on working through trauma
106 pp., paperback, South African print on demand edition, Newcastle, 2008. R295
Explores the importance of narrative as a way of working through trauma.

Chris van der Merwe is Associate Professor of Afrikaans and Dutch Literature at the University of Cape Town.
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Cape Town and a former member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She is the author of "A Human Being Died that Night: a story of forgiveness", about her meetings with Eugene de Kok..
van der Spuy (E.), Parmentier (S.) & Dissel (A.) (eds.) RESTORATIVE JUSTICE, politics, policies and prospects
271 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2007) 2008. R360
First published as Acta Juridica 2007.

A selection of papers presented at an international conference entitled "The Politics of Restorative Justice in South Africa and Beyond", held near Cape Town in 2006.

Contributions include "Development, Social Justice and Global Governance: challenges to implementing restorative and criminal justice reform in South Africa" by Tony Roshan Samara,
"Exploring the Impact of Gated Communities on Social and Spatial Justice and its Relation to Restorative Justice and Peace-Building in South Africa" by Karina Landman,
"Back to the Future in South African Security: from intentions to effective mechanisms" by Clifford Shearing and Don Foster, and
"Tapping Indigenous Knowledge: traditional conflict resolution, restorative justice and the denunciation of crime in South Africa" by Ann Skelton.

Elrena van der Spuy is Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Cape Town.
Stephan Parmentier is Professor of Sociology of Law, Crime and Human Rights, Catholic University of Leuven.
Amanda Dissel is Criminal Justice Programme Manager at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, Johannesburg.


Verwoerd (W.) & Mabizela (M.) comps. TRUTHS DRAWN IN JEST, commentary on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission through cartoons
161 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2000. R160
Contributions include "Life and Times of the TRC" by Antjie Krog, Wilhelm Verwoerd & Mahlubi "Chief" Mabizela,
"My Concerns about the TRC" & "Botha was a Butcher" by Sandile Dikeni,
"TRC Cartoons and the Afrikaner Community" by Willie Esterhuyse,
"Eugene de Kock and Symbols of Blood and Dirt" by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela,
and an interview with Zapiro (Jonathan Shapiro) by Wilhelm Verwoerd and Mahlubi Mabizela.

Wilhelm Verwoerd is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, University of Stellenbosch.
Mahlubi "Chief" Mabizela is a researcher at the Education Policy Unit, University of the Western Cape. He was a researcher for the TRC.


Villa-Vicencio (C.) & Doxtader (E.) eds. THE PROVOCATIONS OF AMNESTY, memory, justice and impunity
331 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2003. R170
Contributions include "The Choice of Amnesty: did political necessity trump moral duty?" by Antjie Krog,
"The Legacy of the TRC" by Dumisa Ntsebeza,
"South Africa's Amnesty Revisited" by Alex Boraine,
"Truth Without Reconciliation, Reconciliation Without Truth" by Frederik van Zyl Slabbert,
"Why Prosecutions Are Necessary" by George Bizos,
"The Case for a General Amnesty" by Letlapa Mphahlele,
"Alternatives to Revenge: building a vocabulary of reconciliation through political pardon" by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, and much more.

Charles Villa-Vicencio is the Director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. Erik Doxtader is an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.
Villa-Vicencio (C.) & du Toit (F.) eds. TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION IN SOUTH AFRICA, 10 years on
204 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2006) 2007. R220
"The TRC: 10 years on", a conference held from 20-21 April 2006, and organised by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, re-examined the TRC and what progress has been made. The book contains an opening essay, "What a Truth Commission Can and Cannot Achieve" by Charles Villa-Vencencio as well as contributions by researchers, activists and government officials tasked with implementing the TRC recommendations, all of whom participated in the conference. Speakers included Emma Bedford, Don Foster, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Deborah Posel, Mochubela Seekoe, Jonathan Shapiro, and many others.

Also includes an edited transcript of the opening public symposium chaired by Tim Modise, with participation from Desmond Tutu, Chairperson of the TRC, Yasmin Sooka, a former Commissioner, and Nohle Mohapi and Thembi Simelane-Nkadimeng who appeared as victims of gross human rights violations at the hearings.
Villa-Vicencio (C.) & Verwoerd (W.) LOOKING BACK REACHING FORWARD, reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa
322 pp., paperback, Cape Town & London, 2000. R180
Foreword by Richard Goldstone.
Contributions include "Restorative Justice: dealing with the past differently" and "Getting On With Life: a move towards reconciliation" by Charles Villa-Vicencio,
"Making Moral Judgements" by Mary Burton,
""When the Assassin Cries Foul: the modern Just War doctrine" by Kader Asmal, Louise Asmal and Ronald Suresh Roberts,
"Towards the Recognition of Our Past Injustices" by Wilhelm Verwoerd,
"What Makes a Perpetrator? An attempt to understand" by Don Foster,
"Reparation Delayed is Healing Retarded" by Wendy Orr,
"National Reconciliation: holy grail or secular pact?" by Jakes Gerwel, and more.

Wilson (R.A.) THE POLITICS OF TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION IN SOUTH AFRICA, legitimizing the post-apartheid state
269 pp., maps, paperback, Cambridge, 2001. R300
Based on extended anthropological fieldwork in urban African communities in the Johannesburg area Richard Wilson demonstrates that the TRC's restorative justice approach and religious-redemptive language of reconciliation had little effect on popular ideas of justice as retribution.

Richard A.Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex.