oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Reconciliation: dream or reality?

Volume 27, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



It was just after twelve o'clock, 29 October 1998, that archbishop Desmond Tutu rose to present the official report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to President Nelson Mandela, at a function in Pretoria. Millions of South Africans saw on their television screens the chairperson of the TRC, smiling broadly, pretending to stagger under the weight of the five heavy volumes (Meiring 1999:365).

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