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Working with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: secondary traumatisation

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. C.J. Oosthuizen en
dc.contributor.author Dzuguda, Hulisani
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-03T06:47:53Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-03T06:47:53Z
dc.date.issued 2008-11-03T06:47:53Z
dc.date.submitted 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/1439
dc.description M.A. en
dc.description.abstract The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Act was passed in 1995 and the TRC started its hearings in 1996. The purpose of the TRC was to promote national unity and reconciliation by establishing as complete a picture as possible of the human rights violations that had occurred during the apartheid era and to offer reparations to those who had been affected, as well as to grant amnesty to those who had committed these human rights violations. The TRC had to appoint people to help carry out its functions and deliver a report about human rights violations. Most of the people employed by the TRC to help carry out these functions were South African. Furthermore every South African had been involved in the past in one way or another, purely by being a South African. In this project the author explores, analyses and interprets the experiences of some of the people who were employed by the TRC. The focus of this project is to find out whether being employed by the TRC and having to listen to the stories being brought to the TRC exposed anyone to the possibility of developing what is called secondary traumatisation. This kind of traumatisation is different from the traumatisation that the people relating the stories had gone through during the apartheid years. This kind of traumatisation is said to develop from being exposed to traumatised people. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Truth and Reconciliation Commission (South Africa) en
dc.subject Psychic trauma en
dc.subject Stress (Psychology) en
dc.subject Post-traumatic stress disorder en
dc.subject Volunteers en
dc.title Working with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: secondary traumatisation en
dc.type Thesis en

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