Source: (1995) An address presented at the 4th International Symposium on the Contributions of Psychology to Peace, Cape Town, 27 June 1995. Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. Downloaded 17 October 2003.

Presenting this address at the beginning of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) process, Brandon Hamber focuses on the traumatized individuals who will come into contact with the TRC. Specifically, he examines the psychological implications of the TRC and the process of recovery of truth. He outlines how the TRC could operate as a rehabilitative and psychologically healing process. At the same time, he maintains that despite the potential in the TRC, it is not a sufficient process in itself to promote psychological rehabilitation. Other, parallel structures and strategies must be put into place to promote such rehabilitation.

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