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The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was launched in the year 2000, in the aftermath of South Africa´s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The aim was to ensure that lessons learnt from South Africa´s transition from apartheid to democracy were taken into account as the nation moved ahead. Today, the Institute helps to build fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa through carefully selected engagements and interventions. >>

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Mandela Day : 2015-07-02



This Mandela Day  join IJR's Stan Henkeman and Lucretia Arendse for special training on UNESCO's "Teaching Respect for All"!

 

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INTRODUCING "CHASING RAINBOWS" IN CELEBRATION OF YOUTH DAY IN SOUTH AFRICA : 2015-06-15

Art is a powerful tool for overcoming our divisive history and furthering efforts towards reconciliation. In this light, the song Chasing Rainbows, performed by two of our exceptionally creative alumni, Claude Van Wyk and Selena Dhillon, explore and invoke dialogue on the notion of reconciliation and the role it plays in the country today.

By purchasing the song here, you will also be supporting the IJR's work with youth!

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: IJR RECONCILIATION AWARD : 2015-05-28

***CLOSING DATE EXTENDED***

The IJR Reconciliation Award 2014/2015 aims to highlight the connection between reconciliation and inequality, and will be given to an individual or organisation that has actively worked to overcome the exclusion of groups or individuals in South Africa. 

Be sure to cast your nomination before 10 July 2015

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MEDIA STATEMENT: SACTJ SUPPORTS THE LANDMARK LEGAL CHALLENGE FOR NOKUTHULA SIMELANE : 2015-05-20

This case is aimed at bringing closure to the 32-year-old abduction, torture and enforced disappearance of Nokuthula Simelane. Nokuthula was a 23-year-old operative for Umkhonto we Sizwe (the armed wing of the ANC) who was betrayed by a comrade and kidnapped by the Security Police in 1983. While the Truth and Reconciliation Commission found that she had been kidnapped, tortured and forcibly disappeared, the location of her remains has not been revealed and her murderers have not been held to account. 

Click here to read the full statement. 

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