The National Peace Accord Trust (NPAT) was established in 1992 as a non-profit organization. NPAT was formed from the National Peace Accord and its structures. The National Peace Accord is arguably the midwife of our democracy and the constitution. This Trust was established to preach peace in communities prior to the first democratic elections and to deal with post-apartheid era socio-economic reconstruction challenges.
The relatively peaceful transition to a fully democratic society in South Africa has been a surprise to both internal and external observers and commentators in light of the country’s history of systematic violation of human, social, political and economic rights under apartheid. Read more
South Africa’s transition to democracy in the 1990s was not as peaceful as is often characterized by the outside world and people who did not know what was happening in townships and rural areas where resistance activities took place. Read more
Some of us who witnessed political violence back in the 80’s still have unpleasant flashbacks of people being burned with necklaces (tires), people being forced to drink cooking oils during consumer boycotts campaigns and police arrests, harassments & torchers which were part of our everyday life. Read more