This article explores the relationship between the concepts of restorative justice, racial reconciliation and Afro-communitarianism, and how these concepts apply to the South African situation. A version of restorative justice which is necessary for the Afro-communitarian conception of reconciliation will be defended. The understanding of restorative justice defended includes aspects of both distributive and procedural justice.
Rianna Oelofsen is a senior lecturer at the University of Fort Hare. She is the secretary for the International Society for African Philosophy and Studies (ISAPS), and also the South African Centre of Phenomenology (CPSA).