oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Section 3 - Issues in contextual missiology. Unshackling the ghosts of the past: Reflecting on the truth and reconciliation process in South Africa

Volume 30, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



It has been a joy and a privilege to know Willem Saayman and to work with him in many ways and in different ventures over the years. His insights and erudition, his leadership and courage - sometimes in the face of severe criticism and opposition - his ecumenical spirit, his friendship and loyalty, his sense of fun, and above all his undoubted Christian commitment continue to be as source of inspiration. Because of his intense interest in the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission - indeed because of his efforts to help prepare the way, as well as drafting the mandate, for the TRC - I want to submit the following reflections on the work of the TRC and on the unfinished business of reconciliation in South Africa.

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