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André du Toit

Professor  André du Toit is an Emeritus Professor with the department and has a Drs Phil from Leyden University and a DPhil. from Stellenbosch University. His research interests are: Intellectual history of South African political thought and traditions; political ethics, ideologies and discourse;  philosophical reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission; the narrative interpretation of political violence in South Africa.

Recent publications:

"The Moral Foundations of Truth Commission: Truth as Acknowledgement and Justice as Recognition as Principles of Transitional Justice in the Practice of the South African TRC," in Robert Rotberg & Denis Thompson (eds), Truth versus Justice, Princeton U.P, 2000.

"Critic and Citizen: The Intellectual, Transformation and Academic Freedom," Pretexts, Vol.9,2000.

Contact details:

  • Physical Address: Room 5.64, Robert Leslie Building, Upper Campus
  • Postal Address: Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town, Private Bag, Rondebosch 7701
  • Tel: +27 21 650-3381/3916 (messages)
  • Fax: +27 21 650-799 (fax)
  • Email: andre.dutoit@uct.ac.za