Yasmin Sooka: Truth and Reconciliation Commission 20 years on

Pippa Green interviews former TRC Commissioner Yasmin Sooka as part of the 13 part series History For The Future

This year, South Africa marks 20 years since the start of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings. John Maytham spoke to Yasmin Sooka, former Commissioner at the TRC.

Sooka has been following closely the case of Hissène Habré, 'the dictator of Chad'. Habré was sentenced to life in prison earlier this week by the Extraordinary African Chambers (CAE) for crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture.

Sooka says the sentencing of Habré is a triumph for justice and accountability for the victims of human rights violation and crimes against humanity on our continent.

This is the first trial that is conducted by an African court under a special resolution of the African Union ... and i think this is a moment in history

Yasmin Sooka, former Commissioner at TRC

Listen to the full conversation below:

Yasmin Sooka is among the 13 Truth and Reconciliation Commission commissioners who were interviewed by veteran Journalist Pippa Green reflecting on the experience they had at the TRC hearings.

The interviews form part of a podcast series called History for the Future, What we Can Learn from the TRC, and is available on the 702 and Cape Talk app as well as the websites for download.

Listen to the full podcast below:


Read More
Tough decisions ahead for Idols SA winner Paxton Fielies, says publicist

Tough decisions ahead for Idols SA winner Paxton Fielies, says publicist

Publicist and artist manager Martin Myers talks about what's ahead for Idols South Africa season 13 winner Paxton Fielies.

WATCH: Authors discuss tell-all book on how Jacob Zuma stole SA

WATCH: Authors discuss tell-all book on how Jacob Zuma stole SA

Investigative journos Adriaan Basson and Pieter du Toit on President Zuma's rule and how he's apparently wrecked SA institutions.

Mugabe expected to face impeachment bid on Tuesday

Mugabe expected to face impeachment bid on Tuesday

If Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe refuses to step down, impeachment proceedings will begin on Tuesday.

How to overcome your terror of flying

How to overcome your terror of flying

Former flying phobic, Damon Beard chats to John Maytham about his 'Flying Without Fear' course coming to Cape Town next week.

De Lille: Delayed 'Day Zero' due to bolstered water saving, additional sources

De Lille: Delayed 'Day Zero' due to bolstered water saving, additional sources

Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille says the City maintains its call for residents to use no more than 87 litres per person per day.

Rachel Kalidass resigns from SABC Board

Rachel Kalidass resigns from SABC Board

SOS Coalition coordinator Duduetsang Makuse comments on reports that Alan Mukoki is the SABC's preferred choice as Group CEO.

Popular articles
8 things you may not know about Jacques Pauw

8 things you may not know about Jacques Pauw

We thought we'd let you in on some facts about sought after, award-winning journo Jacques Pauw, author of The President's Keepers.

UCT students invent effective shower water-capturing device

UCT students invent effective shower water-capturing device

Shower Savvy is a Jerry can look-alike that one can stand on while taking a shower which stores up to 10 litres of grey water.

The President's Keepers: PDF version is tantamount to theft - Exclusive Books

The President's Keepers: PDF version is tantamount to theft - Exclusive Books

A PDF version of the book has been doing the rounds since Sars and the State Security Agency threatened legal action.

Falling out of love? Signs and stages of romantic disengagement

Falling out of love? Signs and stages of romantic disengagement

Can you love your partner, but no longer be in love with them? Dr Eve unravels stages of disaffection in romantic relationships.

Celibacy liberated me - Amanda Ndiki

Celibacy liberated me - Amanda Ndiki

Author Amanda Ndiki, celibate for 6 years describes her journey and how celibacy helped mend her sense of self.

Investing in increasingly wealthy Mauritius (Africa’s most functional democracy)

Investing in increasingly wealthy Mauritius (Africa’s most functional democracy)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Nikiwe Bikitsha, who is on a fact-finding mission in Mauritius courtesy of Standard Bank.

'The university degree is dead'

'The university degree is dead'

Flux Trends founder Dion Chang gives five reasons why he believes getting a degree is past its sell by date.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?