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Memorialisation and Reconciliation in Transitional Southern African Societies.

Southern African Reconciliation Project, Graeme
June 4, 2015

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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