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Research outputs: SOUTH AFRICA

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2020 The fabric of dissent: public intellectuals in South Africa

What are public intellectuals? What is their role in social, cultural, political, and academic contexts? What compels them to put forward th...

2020 Transitional justice

This chapter discusses and assesses transitional justice through an assessment of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). ...

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2020 Political culture in South Africa

This chapter discusses South Africa's political culture following the end of apartheid in 1994. Central to successful democratic consolidati...

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2019 Since 1652: tortured souls and disposed bodies

The article has three movements. First, it draws out some of the contours of historical trauma suffered by Black and Brown people in South A...