By Dr Stephen Shisanya
Every year, South Africans commemorate the Day of Reconciliation on December 16. This public holiday came into effect in 1995 after the end of apartheid, with the intention being to foster national unity for the country.
But putting an end to hostility and restoring friendly relations is neither straightforward nor easy. Especially when the particular trauma experienced has not been dealt with. The Day of Reconciliation serves as a perfect opportunity to address and process the historic trauma so many still carry today.
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