Report On History Of And Commentary On South Africa's Truth And Reconciliation Commission During Apartheid.

730 words - 3 pages

The Truth and Reconciliation CommissionThe South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was set up by the Government of National Unity to work on the events that occurred as a result of apartheid. During this time, there were countless human rights abuses. The TRC uses its mandate through three committees: the Amnesty Committee, the Reparation and Rehabilitation (R&R) Committee, and the Human Rights Violations (HRV) Committee. The Commission is currently in suspension while the work of the Amnesty Committee is completed. The work of the R&R and HRV Committees has been designated to the former chairs of those Committees, and now forms part of the Amnesty Committee. This commission has posted manuscripts from trials of victims, defendants, and witnesses of the unlawful occurrences of the apartheid movement.One particular testimony to a trial was by Thami Betwelo Hlobo, was accused of murder and assault. He was the defendant in the case. Mr. Thami Betwelo Hlobo admitted to assaulting four whites by hitting them with an iron rod. Also, he being a marshal of the ANC, ordered the four whites killed, fearing that they were in the area to attack his comrades, who were protecting the area from white gangs. Mr. Hlobo claimed that these killings were necessary to send a message to the government and to take a stand against many years of white oppression of his people. Mr. Hlobo claimed full responsibility for the deaths of the four whites in his area.In another trial, involving a young boy name Clive Cupido, was shot and killed near his home in Cape Town, South Africa in 1985. Clive Cupido was with his mother while many people were publicly protesting the apartheid. His mother, Maureen Cupido, claims that her son Clive was shot by a police officer trying to detain a man named Lawrence Davids. Clive was walking with his friend Errol when the officer's gun fell. Clive received a fatal gunshot wound to the chest. Clive is the one that was charged with antagonizing the officer, when it was in fact not him. His mother testified for his case in the shooting.The...

Find Another Essay On Report on history of and commentary on South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission during Apartheid.

Bantu Education and source analysis. An analysis of Dr. Verwoerd's policies on the Bantu people during apartheid.

1236 words - 5 pages simple skills such as reading, writing, farming and perhaps very simple mathematics. We wouldn't want to overload the blacks with information that will only confuse them and make them unhappy, now would we? According to the Commission on Native Education the blacks; knowledge of anything requiring intelligence should be barred.In another speech by Dr. Verwoerd (Source B) he states that "The Bantu must be guided to serve his own community in all

Report on Health and Physical activity of south Asian Muslim women

1880 words - 8 pages thus of particular significance for the South Asian community.How much physical activity is good for health?In 1995 the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Sports Medicine suggested that every American adult should accumulate 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity on most, preferably all, days of the week3. Moderate intensity physical activity is defined as activity at between 40 and 60% of

Critical Commentary on "Of Mice and Men" and "Equal Rites"

706 words - 3 pages gradually, setting the pace. "Of Mice and Men" too, has the setting introduced on its own. The similarity of its introduction to that of a live character is further emphasized by the fact that some elements of the background are personified: "The water is warm too, for it has slipped twinkling........the narrow pool".Both texts then have secondary characters introduced to the setting. In "Equal Rites" the quote "most unpleasantly armed starcruiser

Nelson Mandela and the South African Apartheid

2275 words - 10 pages nation that has been pierced for years by Apartheid seemed impossible for blacks. Mr. Mandela however, was the exception to that perception. His immense contribution to South Africa and his people ultimately resulted in the greatest legacy of South African history. Despite the turmoil and resistance he was facing he still came out victorious becoming the first black president of South Africa in 1994, serving until 1999. Nelson Mandela whose birth

A Brief History of Apartheid in South Africa

1011 words - 4 pages A Brief History of Apartheid in South Africa Apartheid is not a new thing. Ever since Dutch colonists landed in 1652, "Blacks" and "Whites" have lived apart in South Africa. Officially started in 1948 when the Afrikaner Nationalist party came to power, apartheid is a system of racial laws devised to "Preserve and promote a white majority over a black majority." It has a lot of opposition and it led to an

Commentary on the Poem Child and Insect

1142 words - 5 pages , onomatopoeia, repetition, comparison, contrast, personification and run on lines which work all together in order to reveal three different stages in the poem characterized by a drastic change in the mood and the tone of the writing. In the stage being the first stanza of the poem Child and Insect the reader meets a little boy who is excited and euphoric because he has managed to catch a grasshopper. The rhythm of the poem is very fast and

South African Diamond Trade: Enforcement and Perpetuation of Apartheid, Past and Present

4539 words - 18 pages : The Continuing Struggle As the mine compound system became a more deeply entrenched aspect of apartheid South Africa, it brought the steady movement of people from the Bantustans to shanty town settlements nearer to the mines. The land of the Bantustans could not support the thousands of people placed on them and so black South African society transformed from its traditional agricultural and pastoral economy to a wage earning economy. This

Apartheid and The Future of South Africa in Cry, The Beloved Country

1223 words - 5 pages Arthur, Napoleon, and Msimangu, all characters from Alan Paton’s book, Cry, The Beloved Country, are used to share Paton’s points of view on the future of South Africa and the apartheid. Paton uses these characters to represent specific views; Arthur expresses clearly that the apartheid isn’t the right way to progress as a country, Napoleon exemplifies how Paton thinks people should take the anti-apartheid effort, and Msimangu explicitly

Africa's Influence on Western Art

2225 words - 9 pages Africa's Influence on Western Art During the mid 19th century up until the Great War of 1914, European countries began to heavily colonize and come into contact with African nations. This was called "new imperialism". During this contact, European culture was influenced by Africa. The influence of the African people can be seen in the European society of the time. In the 19th and 20th centuries, modern artists embraced African art for

Report on advantages and aspects of advertising

1516 words - 6 pages on the sales team as it is their job to promote the product and the company and to stop any bad press about the company. They should try and convince buyers with market research that there product will sell and that buying this product is a good investment. They could offer commission or discounts to firms for bulk buying and high sales. A sales team should also be allowed full control over the bartering of the goods and should set there own

Africa's View on Their People

1151 words - 5 pages nation. The king of Ouidah however seemed adamant about getting rid of his slaves in the trade without regard to how the slaves were being treated or how it affected his country. The mixed opinions on the slave trade and the identical thoughts of slavery during the 17th century allows one to see the varying notions the two issues had on the kings in Africa. Works Cited Reilly, "Nzinga Mbemba: Appeal to the King of Portugal." Worlds of History, Volume Two: Since 1400: A Comparative Reader, July, 2010, [620-623]. Reilly, "Captain Thomas Phillips: Buying Slaves in 1693." Worlds of History, Volume Two: Since 1400: A Comparative Reader, July, 2010, [623-629].

Similar Essays

The Effects Of The Common Experience Payment Versus The Truth And Reconciliation Commission On First Nations Identity And Wellbeing

3005 words - 13 pages Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (RSSA). This agreement allowed for residential school survivors to apply for the Common Experience Payment (CEP), the Independent Assessment Process and other healing measures. Also as a part of this Agreement was the instatement of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), which began in 2008. Identity and wellbeing are determined in this paper by how well the compensation methods contributed to or

History Of South Africa Apartheid. The History Behind South Africa. It Includes How Segregation Affected South Africa's Future

2102 words - 8 pages black president on May 10, 1994. In June South Africa rejoined the Commonwealth of Nations.Also that month, the government established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate human rights abuses during the apartheid era. The commission decided that those who admitted to committing political crimes would be pardoned and those who remained silent could be prosecuted. Although the stated purpose of the commission was not to punish but to

Release Of Nelson Mandela In 1990 And South Africa's State

3227 words - 13 pages Release of Nelson Mandela in 1990 and South Africa's State Nelson Mandela became president of South Africa in 1994 and he continued in this job until his retirement in 2000. Mandela was born on the 18th July 1918. His real name was Rolihlahla that means troublemaker, but because it was the thing to have a European name (usually a heroic name) as well as a Xhosa one, he was also called Nelson. He was the son of

The History And Effects Of Slavery On The South

1581 words - 6 pages racial superiority, these poor whites still felt they were "better" than the blacks and thus did not rise up in rebellion. In truth "Many of the poorer whites were hardly better off economically than the slaves". (Bailey 366) The South severely lacked in industrial capacity and innovation/invention. During the year of 1856 256 inventions were patented in the South as opposed to the North's 1,929.(Helper,294) In 1850 the value of all