n Historia - A well-rounded book
Justice and reconciliation in post-Apartheid South Africa, Francois du Bois and Antje du Bois-Pedain (Eds.) : book reviews

Volume 55, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0018-229X
  • Author Craig Paterson
  • Source : Historia, Volume 55, Issue 1, May 2010, p. 171 - 173
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
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    The International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS)



This collection, in one sense, is a rather conventional one, dealing with the major themes in South Africa's post-apartheid period. It nevertheless manages to carry itself beyond other works available on the topic. The most obvious way in which it sets itself apart is through its presentation of the post-apartheid period as one which is already closed, an idea "already somewhat dated" (p 2). Arising from this premise, it deals with the transition period as one of which we can fully take stock. As a result,this collection goes further than any other that I have found in addressing all aspects of the transition from apartheid to the democratic model of governance.

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