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Government has asked all those eligible for Truth and
Reconciliation Commission reparations, as outlined by President
Thabo Mbeki, to verify their details with the justice
The process concerning the TRC and government's recommendations on
reparations was nearing its final stages, a statement issued by
government communications (GCIS) said yesterday.
The parliamentary joint committee looking into the issue has
recommended the approval of, among other things, a once-off grant
of R30 000 in final reparations to about 22,000 apartheid victims,
as proposed by Mbeki, but this still has to be finally approved by
The GCIS statement said the President's Fund was currently
communicating with those eligible for reparations to get correct
"This should expedite the paying out of the funds to those eligible
when the time comes.
"The Fund is urging all those whose postal addresses have changed
since the payment of the interim reparations to provide their new
contact details," the statement said.
They could phone the justice department on (012) 3151786 and (012)
3151286, or send their new addresses/banking details to:
President's Fund, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001.
Those who appeared before the TRC and were declared eligible for
reparations, but had yet to receive anything, were also urged to
notify the government at the above address.
Victims were requested to quote their TRC reference number or their
identity number when corresponding, the statement said. –