Do Memory Initiatives have a Role in Addressing Cultures of Silence that Perpetuate Impunity

Do Memory Initiatives have a Role in Addressing Cultures of Silence that Perpetuate Impunity in South Africa? This Research report conducted as part of IW’s Perspectives Project on Memorialisation examines the role of memory initiatives and memorialistion against a hypothesized prevailing culture of silence about the past in South Africa. Based on interviews with victims, survivors, stakeholders, national and international experts, as well as data obtained through other qualitative methods, the research provides case studies of several memory initiatives that are part of South Africa’s new memory scape, thereby providing an idea of the state of memorialisation in South Africa. s have in addressing impunity.

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