OVERVIEW OF THE PARK
On 15 April 1996, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), under Chairman Archbishop Desmond Tutu, began its first formal hearings in East London City Hall. The South African TRC was set up by the Government of National Unity (the democratic government since 1994) to help deal with violations of human rights during the apartheid era. The Commission heard testimonies from all members of South African society about political crimes, violence and human rights abuses that had not been disclosed.
As we remember Chris Hani, let us not forget the ideals that he lived for are the ideals that inspire us as we relentlessly pursue the struggle for economic emancipation, non-racialism and a better life for all South Africans.
On the eve of Freedom Month we remember struggle hero Ahmed Kathrada. We pay tribute to this iconic struggle veteran as we did when he passed away two years ago and witnessed the spontaneous outpouring of grief in South Africa and elsewhere in the world; testimony to the reverence and admiration he inspired.