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Author Profile: Anthea Jeffery


Anthea Jeffery holds law degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and from Cambridge, and a doctorate in human rights law from the University of London. Having lectured in law for many years Jeffery has developed wide-ranging expertise as a consultant on political affairs.

Jeffery’s books include The Natal Story: Sixteen years of conflict and The Truth about the Truth Commission which have both been acclaimed for their meticulous and objective approach, and for breaking new ground on important and contentious issues. In 2010 Jeffery wrote People’s War: New Light on the Struggle for South Africa, an eye-opener of a book which re-assigns blame for South Africa’s political violence in the 80s and 90s. [1]



1. Anthea Jeffery, Jonathan Ball Publishers. Retrieved 16 October 2012

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