Source: (2000) Race and Reconciliation in South Africa: A Multicultural Dialogue in Comparative Perspective. Ed. by William E. Van Vugt & G. Daan Cloete. Lanham: Lexington Books. 187-199.

This chapter details the climate that resulted in and the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa. It presents the goals, structure, and work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and describes what effect the trials had for the people of South Africa. Raising the question of its success, the author outlines three concerns for the country that must be addressed before it can fully heal: there is still a need to acknowledge the past, to forgive and reconcile, and to create a new moral order that will guide South Africa in the future.