oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Truth, a new society and reconciliation: The TRC in South Africa from a German perspective

Volume 26, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



The author, a German theologian teaching at the University of Leeds in Britain, reflects on the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) In the light of her own German experience and in dialogue with two recent articles by Tinyiko Maluleke. First she compares the TRC process with the Nuremberg trials and the Stuttgart and Darmstadt Declarations in Germany. She then reflects on various dimensions of the TRC process, indicating both her agreements and her differences with Maluleke. She concludes by considering five resources that will enable the TRC process to succeed against all odds, affirming that the struggle of human beings against power is the struggle of memory against oblivion (Kundera).

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