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Why there is no easy way to dispose of painful history

R.W. Johnson: Truth, Lies and Reconciliation, 14 October 1999

The Truth about the Truth Commission 
by Anthea Jeffery.
South African Institute of Race Relations, 167 pp., R 89.95, July 1999, 0 86982 463 5
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... No book in recent South African history has attracted such venom as Anthea Jeffery’s analysis of the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She has been accused of wanting to defend the apartheid past, of having a desire to hurt and humiliate black people and of much else besides. Yet none of her attackers has dared to take issue with her on the basis of fact or evidence – Jeffery’s scholarship is beyond reproach ...

Could it have been different?

Roger Southall: R.W. Johnson’s South Africa, 8 October 2009

South Africa’s Brave New World: The Beloved Country since the End of Apartheid 
by R.W. Johnson.
Allen Lane, 701 pp., £25, April 2009, 978 0 7139 9538 1
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... against, partially and impartially. Probably the most hostile critique of the TRC has come from Anthea Jeffery, who in The Truth about the Truth Commission (1999) argued that the commission was biased in favour of the ANC and that the bulk of its findings were erroneous or lacking a basis in law. Johnson and ...

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