Fanie Du Toit

Fanie is the executive director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and is heavily involved in trying to assess the possible sources of reconciliation in South Africa. His current work is focused on trying to deepen the levels of societal reconciliation in the country and attempting to devise means by which the country can move on from its turbulent past. In the past he was also a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church and thus has a unique perspective of the internal dynamics of this Afrikaner church. He was also a member of the first religious group, organized from Stellenbosch University, to make a presentation to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission; though made on behalf of the Dutch Reformed Church, the denomination ultimately distanced itself from the report and made its own milder confession.

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