Cori Wielenga, a senior postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, University of Pretoria, writes that reconciliation goes hand in hand with many other factors and generates many difficult questions.
Who needs to be reconciled with whom?
Who should initiate the process? Who should facilitate it? What should it look like? How do national and interpersonal movements towards reconciliation intersect, if at all?
Can you reconcile when there’s no freedom? Justice? Equality? Redress?