Commission of Inquiry Regarding the Prevention of Public Violence and Intimidation
"In September 1991 the National Party government of FW De Klerk signed a National Peace Accord with liberation movement organisations and political parties, including the two largest, the African National Congress and Inkatha Freedom Party. This was as a direct result of the escalation of public violence throughout South Africa in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The three structures of that initiative have been the National Peace Committee, the National Peace Secretariat and the creation of a commission to investigate violence in South Africa, to be chaired by someone acceptable to all 19 parties.
"The Commission of Inquiry Regarding the Prevention of Public Violence and Intimidation, under the chairmanship of Justice Richard Goldstone, was appointed by former President FW de Klerk on 24 October 1991, in terms of The Prevention of Public Violence and Intimidation Act No. 139 of 1991, to investigate incidents of public violence and intimidation in South Africa prior to the 1994 general election.
"Members of the Goldstone Commission: Mr Justice Richard Goldstone (Chairman), Adv. Danie Rossouw, SC (Vice-Chairman), Adv. Solly Sithole, Ms Lillian Baqwa, and Mr Gert Steyn. The commissioners were appointed for a statutory period of three years." 
Resources and articles
- Commission of Inquiry Regarding the Prevention of Public Violence and Intimidation, hurisa, accessed April 9, 2010.