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The official Truth and Reconciliation Commission WebsiteManaged by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, this website contains the official output of the TRC.

South African Human Rights CommissionThe South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is the national institution established to support constitutional democracy. It is committed to promote respect for, observance of and protection of human rights for everyone without fear or favour.


The South African Coalition for Transitional Justice (SACTJ)

The SACTJ is a network of organisations working together to forward transitional justice in South Africa.

Centre for the Study of Violence and ReconciliationThe Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) is a multi-disciplinary institute involved in research, policy formation, community interventions, service delivery, education and training, as well as providing consultancy services. The primary goal of the CSVR is to use its expertise in building reconciliation, democracy and a human rights culture and in preventing violence in South Africa and in other countries in Africa.

Human Rights Media CentreThe Human Rights Media Centre (HRMC) is a Section 21 not-for-profit organisation that aims to promote an awareness and activism about human rights through various narrative history projects, related media and educational material and social interventions.

Institute for Justice and ReconciliationThe Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was launched in 2000 in the aftermath of South Africa´s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The aim was to ensure that lessons learnt from South Africa´s transition from apartheid to democracy were taken into account as the nation moved ahead. Today, the Institute helps to build fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa through carefully selected engagements and interventions

International Centre for Transitional JusticeThe International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) works to help societies in transition address legacies of massive human rights violations and build civic trust in state institutions as protectors of human rights.

Khulumani Support GroupThe Khulumani Support Group was formed in 1995 by survivors and families of victims of the political conflict of South Africa's apartheid past. It was set up in response to the pending Truth and Reconciliation Commission by victims who felt the Commission should be used to speak out* about the past to ensure that such violations never occur again.


SABC resources about the South African TRC

The SABC's South Africa's Human Spirit - An Oral Memoir of the Truth and Reconcilliation CommissionSouth Africa's national public broadcaster, the SABC, has produced a pioneering collection of six CDs called South Africa's Human Spirit - An Oral Memoir of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This six-hour documentary transports the listener through raw sound to the unprecedented public hearings at which survivors - victims, perpetrators and others testified about human rights abuses since 1960. Well-known musicians, storytellers, poets, former political prisoners, exiles and most of the Truth Commissioners thread the story of South Africa's past with music, song, poetry and commentary. Read more about the CD collection and listen to extracts on


SAHA resources about the South African TRC

The Battle Against Forgetting: Human Rights and the Unfinished Business of the TRC Booklet based on a SAHA exhibition of the same name, first displayed at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg in December 2010, aimed at helping educators and learners engage with key concepts related to the TRC, including reconciliation, transformation, justice, forgiveness and reparation.


A Guide To Archival Sources Relating To The South African Truth And Reconciliation Commission identifying where in South Africa various TRC collections are located, and describing these collections (produced in conjunction with Historical Papers at the University of the Witwatersrand);


A Select Bibliography To The South African Truth And Reconciliation Commission identifying key published articles, books and book chapters, theses, online and audiovisual resources about the TRC, from conception to aftermath (produced in conjunction with Historical Papers at the University of the Witwatersrand);


Features digitised copies of key archival materials relating to the TRC housed at SAHA and Historical Papers at the University of the Witwatersrand These materials are organised into five broad categories - background, human rights violations, amnesty, reparations, and aftermath, with accompanying narrative, in an attempt to contextualise, compare and contrast these archival fragments.


TRC collections in the SAHA archivesReflecting SAHA's commitment to justice and accountability in South Africa, SAHA has actively collected archival materials relating to the TRC.




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