The Presidential Years

Established by Mandela in 1995 as a way for South Africa to heal after decades of brutal abuse in the apartheid era.The work of the TRC was done through the Human Rights Violation Committee investigating human rights abuses occurring from 1960 to 1994; the Reparation and Repatriation Committee dealing with compensation and the Amnesty Committee would consider granting amnesty from prosecution to those perpetrators provided they make full disclosure and acted politically. In 1998 the TRC delivered its report to Mandela, and completed its work in 2003.