FORGIVING THE UNFORGIVABLE

an interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The idea for South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission-the topic of the interview that follows-sprang from the same political negotiations that led to elections in 1994, and the creation of the first democratic nonracial South Africa. There was a keen awareness in the country at the time that the need for justice and reconciliation went beyond simply the installation of a new government.

In 1995, the...

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About the Author

Frank Ferrari is vice-president of ProVentures, Inc. He formerly was senior vice-president of the African American Institute, and lived in Johannesburg from 1992 to 1994.