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Building fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa.

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation shapes national approaches to transitional justice and reconciliation in Africa.



How do White South Africans view Apartheid?

The term “Crime Against Humanity” is highly charged politically and emotionally. The formal definition of this term is presented by the United Nations. It is defined as: ”Any acts when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack, murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation or forcible transfer of population, imprisonment [...]

Dec 11th, 2019|

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: Intern Communications & Advocacy Programme

  About the IJR: The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was founded in 2000 in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and with the purpose of building of fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa. We are an independent organisation located at the interface between civil society and academia. We employ a diverse team of professionals [...]

Dec 9th, 2019|

The IJR extends condolences to Prof Turok’s family and all who knew him

The IJR is sad to learn of the passing of former anti-apartheid activist, economics professor and former Member of Parliament Prof Ben Turok. We will remember him as a stalwart who championed the cause of freedom and social justice. In May this year, Prof Turok delivered a keynote address at one of IJR’s event, reflecting on the 25th anniversary [...]

Dec 9th, 2019|


The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation cordially invites you to the launch of its 2019 South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) Survey Report on the 12th of December 2019. Conducted since 2003, the SARB Survey is the longest-running public opinion survey of its kind, which exclusively tracks processes of reconciliation and nation-building in South Africa. The survey probes the key [...]

Dec 3rd, 2019|

Restore the languages of dignity

HUMAN RIGHTS  The United Nations, with an aim to safeguard and preserve indigenous languages and archive the vast repository of sociocultural knowledge held by speakers of these languages, dedicated 2019 toward observing the link between language, development and reconciliation. On March 21, President Cyril Ramaphosa affirmed the UN’s position by dedicating Human Rights Day to the celebration of indigenous [...]

Dec 2nd, 2019|

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SA Reconciliation Barometer 2019