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Piet Meiring is a South African theologian and academic. He is a Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa minister and the former director of the Centre for Public Theology at the University of Pretoria. [1] He served on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Prof Piet Meiring receives Chancellor's Medal in Theology". University of Pretoria. September 11, 2017. Retrieved February 19, 2018.