Former apartheid bomb victim the Rev Michael Lapsley now heads the Institute for the Healing of Memories, reports Peter Kenny. This facilitates the healing process of individuals and communities in South Africa and internationally. It is a remarkable testimony to the power of change in the midst of pain and violence.
Speaking on the 20th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years of imprisonment under the previous apartheid regime in South Africa, President Zuma thanked those who struggled for freedom, but omitted the churches.
The influence of the 16th-century Protestant reformer Jean Calvin, born in France on 10 July 1509, has probably not been felt as much in any single country as South Africa - and with decidedly mixed results.