The Friday Stand-In 2016

Has South Africa healed from the agony of apartheid?

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at University of Stellenbosch.

She was the clinical psychologist on the Truth and Reconciliation mission in South Africa. She later documented observations from the Truth and Reconciliation process.

Fridays Stand In, Prof Mark Solms spoke to Gobodo-Madikizela about the mental state of the nation and how South Africa can find healing as a nation.

Gobodo-Madikizela says that reparation should start internally rather than having reparations in monetary terms.

This is because the brokenness and the destructiveness, whether you come from the side of victimhood or perpetratorhood, the destruction happens at a deeply internal level and that's the work that needs to happen.

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, clinical psychologist

Reparation means we transform a story that is hurtful... a broken story within and transform it into a story of healing

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, clinical psychologist

The problem with these processes is that people find it difficult to face their past in whatever way they've had a role in it.

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, clinical psychologist

Listen to the full conversation below:

Read More
Top 10 #FridayStandIn hosts and fun moments

Top 10 #FridayStandIn hosts and fun moments

We've been featuring interesting personalities as guest presenters on the Redi Tlhabi show. It's time to recount some key moments

Protesting students did universities a favour, says UCT Law Dean

Protesting students did universities a favour, says UCT Law Dean

There's no 'business as usual' at university campuses thanks to student activism, says the Dean of Law at UCT.

ConCourt Judge is last #FridayStandIn for 2016

ConCourt Judge is last #FridayStandIn for 2016

Activist and former Constitutional Court Judge Albie Sachs hosts the Redi Tlhabi show this Friday.

Civil society and SA govt must call a truce to work together - experts

Civil society and SA govt must call a truce to work together - experts

The conflict between civil organisations and the state needs to come to an end in order to mobilise social change in South Africa.

#FridayStandIn Crispin Sonn abides by the business ethic 'do well, do good'

#FridayStandIn Crispin Sonn abides by the business ethic 'do well, do good'

Crispin Sonn, director of Gamiro and son of democratic South Africa's first US ambassador Franklin Sonn, believes in giving back.

Roger Moore has died, age 89

Roger Moore has died, age 89

Listen to Roger Moore opening up to CapeTalk's Melanie Verwoerd about his life, acting and being James Bond.

Popular articles
Discovery CEO (and founder) Adrian Gore bares his soul about money

Discovery CEO (and founder) Adrian Gore bares his soul about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Gore about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Ocean Basket gives franchise owner the chop after assault video

Ocean Basket gives franchise owner the chop after assault video

The man was immediately divested of his shares and is no longer part of the group, explains Ocean Basket CEO Grace Harding.

LISTEN: A 'smaller nyana' mash-up of Bathabile Dlamini's most outrageous quotes

LISTEN: A 'smaller nyana' mash-up of Bathabile Dlamini's most outrageous quotes

ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini is no stranger to controversy and has made many head-scratching comments before.

WATCH: Cape schoolkids 'starstruck' after Trevor Noah,  Charlize Theron drop by

WATCH: Cape schoolkids 'starstruck' after Trevor Noah, Charlize Theron drop by

Oaklands High principal Reza Patel says it was an extremely exciting experience for both the learners and staff. We can imagine!

CoCT explains new electricity tariffs

CoCT explains new electricity tariffs

Following residents concerns over new electricity tariffs and properties being re-evaluated, Johan van der Merwe provides clarity.