In the Balance: South Africans Debate Reconciliation

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Fanie Du Toit, Erik Doxtader
Jacana Media, 2010 - History - 178 pages
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Direct and sometimes heated, these essays from prominent South African leaders consider the success of justice and reconciliation in the years since the end of apartheid. Presenting both the good and bad news, the contributors move beyond current thinking to discuss both practical and visionary ways to confront a contested legacy, take stock of social changes, and define future possibilities for reconciliation in South Africa.


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About the author (2010)

Fanie du Toit is the executive director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. He regularly contributes to media debates, both in print and on radio and television. Erik Doxtader is a professor of rhetoric at the University of South Carolina and a senior research fellow at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town. He has written and edited a number of books and essays on the history and dynamics of reconciliation in South Africa. He splits his time between Columbia, South Carolina and Cape Town, South Africa.

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