Learning to Live Together

Learning to live together: Practices of social reconciliation

This book was compiled and edited by Fanie du Toit and published by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) in 2003.

“The South Africans who sat together at the negotiation table were not strangers to one another.”

Learning to Live Together

The book takes an in-depth look at reconciliation initiatives that are emerging in education, land reform, rural development, business and the non-governmental sector.

From 2000–2003 the IJR undertook several interventions in communities across South Africa, aimed at seeking to understand what hinders and what promotes reconciliation among former enemies. In each of the communities the stories of “best practices” in pursuit of social and political reconciliation have been collected and presented.

Elsabe Gelderblom designed the cover for the book and was also responsible for the layout and typesetting thereof.

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Elsabe Gelderblom
Elsabe is the Creative director: Graphic Design at Farm Design. The company is located on the slopes of Table Mountain in the beautiful Cape Town. After years of experience in the design and advertising of fast-moving consumer goods, Elsabe wanted to do “design that makes a difference”. She therefor concentrates on academic and advocacy work for issues that she considers as important. These include climate change, human rights and law. Her particular skill is in making content easy to understand, interesting to engage with, and accessible. Elsabe loves technology and code. She started learning HTML in the mid eighties and has been on the learning treadmill ever since. She is able to do both the front end design and the back-end installation of websites. She believes that a good job is always a collaborative undertaking – a good brief with a clear target market, quality research and writing polished with detailed editing, uncluttered design with a purpose, and meticulous proofing. Farm Design’s clients and collaborators are situated from Cape Town to the UK, Canada, US, and various countries across Africa. Elsabe holds a BA degree in Graphic Design from Stellenbosch University, with majors in Design and Photography. In the creative industry you are often asked about awards won. Though she has received a Loerie Award for design, from the USA the Clio Gold Award and the Communications Arts Annual Award of Excellence, she considers her best award to be the clients she has worked with for decades.