Blue Peter - Blue Peter in South Africa

Five years after the end of the apartheid system, the presenters explore the different sides of South Africa, from Johannesburg and its townships to the wildlife of the Kalahari and the diamond mines of Kimberly. Now people from all racial groups can enter formerly segregated areas, as the Blue Peter team does - exploring the history of apartheid and also featuring an interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

At the time this programme was made, Archbishop Tutu was chairing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which investigated human-rights abuses by all sides in South Africa between 1960 and 1994. Anybody who felt they had been a victim of violence could come forward and be heard. Perpetrators of violence could also give testimony and request amnesty from prosecution. Many of the hearings were filmed and broadcast.

↗ Originally broadcast 01 July 1996.

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