Source: (2005) Johannesburg: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. Downloaded 22 August 2005.

The aim of this report is to assess the role of memorialisation in the process of transition from colonial rule to independence (Namibia, Zimbabwe), from apartheid to non-racist democracy (South Africa), from colonial rule and post-colonial dictatorship (Malawi), or from colonial rule and post-colonial civil war to peaceful, multiparty political contest for majority support (Mozambique). We focus on questions like: Did we or did we not put the past behind us? Is there national reconciliation in our countries? And, if so: How did and does memorialisation contribute to it? We also aim to understand the effects of government policies upon local and national reconciliation activities regarding memorialisation and how civil society organisations engage in this field. (excerpt)

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