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Revisiting Reconciliation: The People’s View.

Lombard, K
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) Research report of the Reconciliation Barometer Exploratory Survey, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. Rodebosch: Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. Downloaded 14 May 2003.

While some have welcomed it and others have rejected it, the idea of reconciliation has been a prominent feature of South African society since the end of apartheid. A survey was undertaken recently to ascertain the meanings and associations South Africans attribute to the concept of reconciliation. This report examines the results of that survey. After an introduction and a presentation of the survey design, the report covers popular understandings of reconciliation, issues of responsibility for reconciliation, assessment of progress toward reconciliation, and questions about moving on with life individually and socially.


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