4 April-31 December 2006. This exhibition reflects on the achievements of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) ten years after it began its hearings in Cape Town. Established by the government of national unity in 1995 to help deal with the human rights violations committed under apartheid, the TRC began work the following year and heard approximately 21,000 cases of torture and abuse before presenting its final report in 1998. Facing the Past: Seeking the Future - Reflections on a Decade of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission includes Four Killed by Kitskonstabels, Grahamstown by Steve Hilton-Barber, the Death of Hector Petersen by Rose Kgoete, Nineteen Boys Running by Kevin Brand, In Times of Sorrow by Kedibone Sarah Tabane, People's Messenger by Zwelethu Mthethwa, Unification by Vuyisani Mgijima and The Road to Democracy by Given Makhubele. Tues-Sun 10.00-17.00.
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Truth and reconciliation in art.
South African National Gallery, Government Avenue, Cape Town. Tel. +27 (0) 21 4674660. Illustration: The Interrogators by Paul Stopforth (1979).