Truth & reconciliation in South Africa, revisited

April 06, 2017

Truth & reconciliation in South Africa, revisited

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April 06, 2017

Healing deep social wounds takes time, even with active effort. South Africa's Truth & Reconciliation Commission was one such effort, allowing all South Africans to hear from victims and perpetrators, about what they'd done and what had been done to them during the apartheid era.  Its open, honest, healing nature inspired other nations coming out of their own violent chapters to try similar processes. Twenty years later, South Africa's experience shows what's possible, and what's hard, in moving a divided society toward a unified future.

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After decades of institutionalized racism under apartheid, South Africa's Truth & Reconciliation Commission helped a divided nation watch, weep, reflect & come together — even if imperfectly. What is its legacy now, two decades later? How much of the hope South Africans had for what their future might be together has been borne out? Host Mary Kay Magistad visited South Africa to see how South Africans from different communities feel about what difference the TRC has, and hasn't, made in their lives.

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