Bespreking:Alex Boraine

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"In wording" He was appointed President of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa in 1970, and was elected to Parliament as an MP for the Progressive Party in 1974. In 1986 he resigned from Parliament and co-founded the Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa (IDASA), a non-governmental organisation with the aim of working towards negotiation politics. After the first democratic election in 1994 he founded Justice in Transition, an organisation whose primary purpose was to help South Africa address the legacy of the apartheid past; where he did significant groundwork for establishing a truth commission in SA. In 1995 Boraine was appointed deputy chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission by President Nelson Mandela, under Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Since the TRC completed its work in 1998 he has travelled to many countries that are in transition from dictatorship to democracy, at the invitation of governments and NGOs, to share the South African experience. He is currently visiting Professor of Law at New York University, and divides his time between New York and Cape Town.