As the government continues on a reconciliatory drive, researchers and philosophers have spent a great deal of time explaining that while justice alone is not enough for reconciliation, it seems to be a key element to it.
Some have arrived at the conclusion that without justice, no reconciliation is possible.
Reconciliation forms part of the processes involved in building or rebuilding relationships, often in the aftermath of human rights violations.
Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Michael Masutha says the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) did a lot towards the reconciliation process.
He says government has implemented the recommendations of the TRC – though maybe not in full.
He says out of 22 000 people, 17 000 received reparations of R30 000 as a grant not as compensation for what people they went through.
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