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Truth & Reconciliation In South Africa - 10 Years On (Paperback): Charles Villa-Vicencio, Fanie du Toit Truth & Reconciliation In South Africa - 10 Years On (Paperback)
Charles Villa-Vicencio, Fanie du Toit
R260 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R36 (14%) In stock

The South African Truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) could do no more than make a contribution to political reconciliation and nation-building - requiring government, business, civil society and South Africans generally to take this process forward. Truth & Reconciliation In South Africa: 10 Years On provides a realistic assessment of what a TRC can reasonably accomplish and provides an audit of the response of government and other agencies to the unfinished business of the Commission.

This title features an edited transcript of a public symposium chaired by Tim Modise with participation from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Yasmin Sooka and several participants in the TRC's victim hearings. It also contains articles by leading researchers, activists and government officials tasked with implementing the TRC recommendations.

It examines the complexities of translation and interpretation of personal testimonies in TRC sessions. It also reflects on the role of media, art and cultural exponents who grappled with South Africa's past.

The African renaissance and the Afro-Arab spring - A season of rebirth? (Paperback): Charles Villa-Vicencio, Erik Doxtader,... The African renaissance and the Afro-Arab spring - A season of rebirth? (Paperback)
Charles Villa-Vicencio, Erik Doxtader, Ebrahim Moosa
R349 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R56 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The hope and despair surrounding the Afro-Arab spring in North African countries have only just begun to be played out in regional and global politics. Similarly, the call for an African renaissance that followed what has been called a `miraculous' negotiated political transition in South Africa is, 20 years later, viewed with ambiguity. It is clear that current developments in Africa - North and South - promise something markedly different to what has prevailed at any point since the dawn of the African independence movements in the 1950s. This inspires the suggestion that these developments are reminiscent of the `European moment' in 1989 that saw the fall of the Berlin Wall. Countries such as Mali, the Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Somalia and Zimbabwe are experiencing turbulence every bit as challenging as that in the Afro-Arab countries and South Africa. This book specifically identifies and assesses lessons learned and insights gained from the South African transition and considers whether these lessons and insights have any significance for Arab Spring countries. In turn, current protests and emerging threats to democracy in the Arab spring countries are highlighted as realities which South Africa would do well to ponder.

Conversations in Transition - Leading South African Voices (Paperback): Charles Villa-Vicencio, Mills Soko Conversations in Transition - Leading South African Voices (Paperback)
Charles Villa-Vicencio, Mills Soko
R200 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R171 (86%) In stock
The Provocations Of Amnesty - Memory, Justice and Impunity (Paperback): Erik Doxtader, Charles Villa-Vicencio The Provocations Of Amnesty - Memory, Justice and Impunity (Paperback)
Erik Doxtader, Charles Villa-Vicencio
R617 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R165 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A key event in South Africa's recent past was the granting of amnesty through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This thought-provoking collection of essays explores issues such as:7Was amnesty in South Africa a political compromise?7What are the advantages of truth commissions versus legal trials?7Who decided who was granted amnesty and on what grounds?7How do the victims feel about the truth commission process?7Did the amnesty process make a meaningful contribution to reconciliation?Contributors to the volume include Antjie Krog, Alex Boraine, George Bizos and Albie Sachs, Dumisa Ntsebeza, Van Zyl Slabbert, and Pumia Gobodo-Madikizela.

Through Fire With Water - The Roots of Division and the Potential for Reconciliation in Africa (Paperback, 1st Africa World... Through Fire With Water - The Roots of Division and the Potential for Reconciliation in Africa (Paperback, 1st Africa World Press ed)
Erik Doxtader, Charles Villa-Vicencio
R621 R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Save R165 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This collection of essays presents fifteen case studies of African countries whose recent past has been shaped by conflict. Its exploration of the historical roots of violence and of the potential for reconciliation and justice reveals the experiences of communities and nations that are struggling to build a peaceful, prosperous future. It is essential reading for students of development, politics, and history, and for the general reader who wants to know more about current affairs in Africa. The case-study countries include: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.The contributors are all researchers and analysts of the African countries under consideration and include Tyrone Savage, S'fiso Ngesi, Joseph Rahall, Adewale Segun Banjo, Ricky Khaukha, Manelisi Genge, Susanna Streleau, Edmond Tiku, Mokete Lawrence Pherudi, Gape Kaboyakgosi, Irae Baptista Lundin, Antonio da Cost Gaspar, Shupikayi Blessing Chimhini, Yeki Mosomothane, and both editors, Erik Doxtader and Charles Villa-Vicencio. The preface was written by Justice Richard Goldstone.

Walk with Us and Listen - Political Reconciliation in Africa (Paperback): Charles Villa-Vicencio Walk with Us and Listen - Political Reconciliation in Africa (Paperback)
Charles Villa-Vicencio; Foreword by Desmond Tutu
R512 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R67 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Effective peace agreements are rarely accomplished by idealists. The process of moving from situations of entrenched oppression, armed conflict, open warfare, and mass atrocities toward peace and reconciliation requires a series of small steps and compromises to open the way for the kind of dialogue and negotiation that make political stability, the beginning of democracy, and the rule of law a possibility.

For over forty years, Charles Villa-Vicencio has been on the front lines of Africa's battle for racial equality. In "Walk with Us and Listen," he argues that reconciliation needs honest talk to promote trust building and enable former enemies and adversaries to explore joint solutions to the cause of their conflicts. He offers a critical assessment of the South African experiment in transitional justice as captured in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and considers the influence of "ubuntu," in which individuals are defined by their relationships, and other traditional African models of reconciliation. Political reconciliation is offered as a cautious model against which transitional politics needs to be measured. Villa-Vicencio challenges those who stress the obligation to prosecute those allegedly guilty of gross violation of human rights, replacing this call with the need for more complementarity between the International Criminal Court and African mechanisms to achieve the greater goals of justice and peace building.

The Spirit of Freedom - South African Leaders on Religion and Politics (Paperback): Charles Villa-Vicencio The Spirit of Freedom - South African Leaders on Religion and Politics (Paperback)
Charles Villa-Vicencio; Foreword by Thomas G. Karis
R552 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R123 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This collection of interviews explores the role of religion in the lives of eminent South Africans who led the struggle against apartheid. Nelson Mandela, Chris Hani, Desmond Tutu, Nadine Gordimer, and seventeen other political, religious, and cultural leaders share the beliefs and values that informed the moral positions they adopted, often at great cost. From all ethnic, religious, and political backgrounds, these men and women have shaped one of the greatest political transformations of the century.
What emerges from the interviews are reflections on all aspects of life in an embattled country. There are stories of the homelands and townships, and tales of imprisonment and exile. Dedicated communists relate their intense youthful devotion to Christianity; Muslim activists discuss the complexity of their relationships with their communities. As the respondents grapple with difficult questions about faith, politics, and authority, they expose a more personal picture: of their daily lives, of their pasts, and of the enormous conflicts that arise in a society that continually strains the moral fiber of its citizens. Taken together, these interviews reveal the many-faceted vision that has fueled South Africa's struggle for democracy.

The African Renaissance and the Afro-Arab Spring - A Season of Rebirth? (Hardcover): Charles Villa-Vicencio, Erik Doxtader,... The African Renaissance and the Afro-Arab Spring - A Season of Rebirth? (Hardcover)
Charles Villa-Vicencio, Erik Doxtader, Ebrahim Moosa; Foreword by Thabo Mbeki
R1,179 Discovery Miles 11 790 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The African Renaissance and the Afro-Arab Spring addresses the often unspoken connection between the powerful call for a political-cultural renaissance that emerged with the end of South African apartheid and the popular revolts of 2011 that dramatically remade the landscape in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia. Looking between southern and northern Africa, the transcontinental line from Cape to Cairo that for so long supported colonialism, its chapters explore the deep roots of these two decisive events and demonstrate how they are linked by shared opposition to legacies of political, economic, and cultural subjugation. As they work from African, Islamic, and Western perspectives, the book's contributors shed important light on a continent's difficult history and undertake a critical conversation about whether and how the desire for radical change holds the possibility of a new beginning for Africa, a beginning that may well reshape the contours of global affairs.

Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion, Series Number 1 - A Theology of Reconstruction: Nation-Building and Human Rights... Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion, Series Number 1 - A Theology of Reconstruction: Nation-Building and Human Rights (Paperback)
Charles Villa-Vicencio
R1,210 Discovery Miles 12 100 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The changing situation in South Africa and eastern Europe prompts Charles Villa-Vicencio to investigate the implications of transforming liberation theology into a theology of reconstruction and nation-building. Such a transformation, he argues, requires theology to become an unambiguously inter-disciplinary study. This book explores the encounter between theology, on the one hand, and constitutional writing, law-making, human rights, economics, and the freedom of conscience on the other. Locating his discussion in the context of the South African struggle, the author compares this situation to that in eastern Europe, and the challenge of what is happening in these situations is identified for contexts where 'the empire has not yet crumbled'.

Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion, Series Number 1 - A Theology of Reconstruction: Nation-Building and Human Rights... Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion, Series Number 1 - A Theology of Reconstruction: Nation-Building and Human Rights (Hardcover, New)
Charles Villa-Vicencio
R2,022 Discovery Miles 20 220 Special order

The changing situation in South Africa and eastern Europe prompts Charles Villa-Vicencio to investigate the implications of transforming liberation theology into a theology of reconstruction and nation-building. Such a transformation, he argues, requires theology to become an unambiguously inter-disciplinary study. This book explores the encounter between theology, on the one hand, and constitutional writing, law-making, human rights, economics, and the freedom of conscience on the other. Locating his discussion in the context of the South African struggle, the author compares this situation to that in eastern Europe, and the challenge of what is happening in these situations is identified for contexts where 'the empire has not yet crumbled'.

Looking Back, Reaching Forward - Reflections On the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa (Hardcover): ZED Books Looking Back, Reaching Forward - Reflections On the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa (Hardcover)
ZED Books; Edited by Charles Villa-Vicencio, Wilhelm Verwoerd
R1,583 Discovery Miles 15 830 Special order

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been a defining experience in South Africa's transition to democratic and non-racial rule, and probably the most complete attempt to heal a society after the brutalities of violent government. This anthology is the first assessment of the Commission process. It reviews the national and international context in which the TRC did its work, explores the philosophical and ethical logic of the exercise, and examines the multiple purposes which the Commission set out to achieve. Intended to deepen debate within South Africa on the contested TRC process, this book illuminates the realities of South Africa today and contains powerful lessons for other countries thinking about embarking on similar exercises to establish both the truth of what happened and reconciliation between victims and oppressors. CONPart 1 The hi;storical context and origins of the Commission: a struggle for human rights - from the UN Declaration of Human Rights to the International Criminal Court, Damnosa Ntsebeza; the historical and legal origins of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Johnny de Lange; other Truth Commissions and the uniqueness of the South African initiative, Priscilla Hayner; justice without punishment - guaranteeing human rights in transitional societies, Paul van Zyl. Part 2 The philosophical framework of the Commission: the moral justification of Truth Commissions, Rajeev Bhargava; restorative justice - dealing with the past differently, Charles Villa-Vicencio; when assassins cry foul - the modern doctrine of the just war, Kader Asmal et al; the law and struggle - the same, but different, Hugh Corder; about establishing reality, Colleen Scott; truth and reconciliation as performance - spectre of eucharistic redemption, Ebrahim Moosa; the Baruti versus the lawyers - the role of religion in the TRC Process, Piet Meiring.;Part 3 What the Commission sought to achieve: historical truth - something to fight for, Janet Cherry; truth as a trigger for transformation - from Apartheid injustice to transformation justice, Willie Esterhuyse; towards the recognition of our past injuries, Wilhem Verwoerd; where healing begins, Yazir Henry; justice and South African amnesty, Ronald C. Slye; amnesty - the burden of victims, Richard Lyster; amnesty and denial, Nkosinathi Biko; getting on with life - a move towards reconciliation, Charles Villa-Vicencio; reconciliation - a call to action, Mxolisi Mgxashe; understanding perpetrators, Don Foster; reparation delayed is healing retarded, Wendy Orr; insufficient healing and reparation, Nomfundo Walaza. Part 4 After the Commission, what? the economic challenge, Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane; national reconciliation, Jakes Gerwel. Part 1 A postscript: the debate continues.

The African Renaissance and the Afro-Arab Spring - A Season of Rebirth? (Paperback): Charles Villa-Vicencio, Erik Doxtader,... The African Renaissance and the Afro-Arab Spring - A Season of Rebirth? (Paperback)
Charles Villa-Vicencio, Erik Doxtader, Ebrahim Moosa; Foreword by Thabo Mbeki
R559 Discovery Miles 5 590 Special order

The African Renaissance and the Afro-Arab Spring addresses the often unspoken connection between the powerful call for a political-cultural renaissance that emerged with the end of South African apartheid and the popular revolts of 2011 that dramatically remade the landscape in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia. Looking between southern and northern Africa, the transcontinental line from Cape to Cairo that for so long supported colonialism, its chapters explore the deep roots of these two decisive events and demonstrate how they are linked by shared opposition to legacies of political, economic, and cultural subjugation. As they work from African, Islamic, and Western perspectives, the book's contributors shed important light on a continent's difficult history and undertake a critical conversation about whether and how the desire for radical change holds the possibility of a new beginning for Africa, a beginning that may well reshape the contours of global affairs.

Looking Back, Reaching Forward - Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa (Paperback): ZED Books Looking Back, Reaching Forward - Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa (Paperback)
ZED Books; Edited by Charles Villa-Vicencio, Wilhelm Verwoerd; Foreword by Justice Richard J. Goldstone
R883 Discovery Miles 8 830 Special order

Born with an historic compromise that few predicted, the TRC has evoked emotions ranging from anger and confusion to sympathy and remorse. It has rarely generated indifference. This collection of essays constitutes a tour de force, capturing the essence of the TRC debate, while posing a set of questions with which this country is likely to wrestle for some time to come. Indeed, it is intended to provoke debate rather than provide simply answers to complex questions. This makes it a useful book for teaching purposes as well as for others interested in transitional politics. A number of different voices are heard, all seeking to provoke practical ways forward for a nation that in the early 1990`s was teetering on the brink of collapse. The pertinent question posed by the book is: "Where does South Africa go in the post TRC period?" Equally important is the question: "Does the TRC model provide a viable alternative to prosecution for other countries in transition from oppressive rule to a society committed to human rights and the rule of law?"

Christianity and the Colonisation of South Africa, 1487-1883 v. 1 - A Documentary History (Paperback): Charles Villa-Vicencio Christianity and the Colonisation of South Africa, 1487-1883 v. 1 - A Documentary History (Paperback)
Charles Villa-Vicencio
R1,086 Discovery Miles 10 860 Special order

The initial religious encounters between settlers in southern Africa and the indigenous inhabitants entailed the establishment of settler churches and the relationships with their home countries. However, this era saw little by way of the spread of Christianity. In 1799, with the arrival of Johannes van der Kemp and other missionaries from the London Missionary Society, Christianity began to cross colonial boundaries, marking the great era of missions in southern Africa. At the outset, the missionary presence remained precariously perched between success and failure. While missionary influence among the indigenous peoples was relatively insignificant, the opposite was true within the colony. At the same time, expansion pressures from the Cape precipitated growing conflict between settlers and indigenous peoples. Increasingly, missionaries were caught between the interests of indigenous peoples and those of the colony. For the most part, they sided with their colonial heritage and roots, but in some significant instances, their identification with indigenous people led them to take extremely unpopular stands against both Boer and British colonial authority. Such conflicts are traced at various levels throughout this book. The broader spread of Christianity during this period is also examined through multiple voices and stories.

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