Healing the Wounds of History

A variety of activities are used, combining different methodologies of learning to engage participants in these various processes

Our work with military veterans and communities affected by apartheid crime is part of your commitment to healing the wounds of our past and making a contribution towards reconciliation in the country. In bringing together military veterans from different liberation formations and military veterans who participated in the apartheid.


The military veteran project are taking place in three provinces where our offices are located, Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal. We are working with a number of liberation forces; The Azanian People’s Liberation Army (APLA) was the underground military wing of the Pan African Congress (PAC). The Azanian People’s Organisation (AZAPO) formed its own armed wing the Azanian National Liberation Army (AZANLA). Umkhonto-we Sizwe (or MK) translated “Speak of the Nation” was the active military wing of the African National Congress (ANC). We also working with the Apartheid forces, the Transkei Defense Force (TDF) the South African Defence Force (SADF) and the Cape Corps the traditional military home of the so called Coloured People of South Africa. Bringing different military formations together in one healing of memories workshop, to share their stories and listen to each other, to recognise and feel the pain of each other is a small contribution to healing the wounds of history.


Military Veterans

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