Source: (2008) Thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Arts in Sociology. The University of Manitoba.

This thesis examines the founding documents of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (SATRC) to assess if the commission was founded on restorative justices values (RJ). Following this, a discourse analysis is employed to examine a sample of the transcripts from the victims' hearings and the outcomes of the hearings to assess whether or not the victim hearings followed RJ practices and if the outcomes were indeed of a restorative justice nature. (author's abstract)