oa Alternation - The Marginal

Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



Some of the assumptions which have appeared in the corridors of time are that society's institutions learn from history, or that, in taking the excesses of history into consideration, institutional protagonists have society at large as their concern. There may even be a general feeling that the historical confession facilitates individual and/or social refinement - that, in the mirror of history's abyss, we may even become reconciled despite the past determinations which run like unbridgeable ravines through the collective South African psyche. Alternatively, some would wish to 'forget the past', to start over anew - given the promises of the constitutionalised new dawn over the Southern African landscape.

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