Building fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa.
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation shapes national approaches to transitional justice and reconciliation in Africa.
The 15th Annual Ashley Kriel Youth Memorial Lecture: Unravelling coloured Identities & Sensemaking with a people defined by erasure
The 15th annual Ashley Kriel Memorial Lecture commemorates the struggle and sacrifice of Ashley Kriel. A young man from Bonteheuwel - the quintessential representation of youth resistance – who fought in the struggle for freedom for all South Africans.
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) invites you to My Views, Our Story: Youth Speak Through Visual Story-telling; a photo exhibition whereby South African youth explore concepts of justice and human dignity through the lens of a camera. The exhibition will be held at Kopano Nokeng, Bloemfontein on 28 September, 17:00 – 19:00.
The transition into a democratic dispensation had bodies such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) tasked to delve into the violence and human rights violations of the apartheid era. It was a process that was not without flaws as it separated the systematic injustices and oppressions from human rights violations
South Africa's history is marred by brutality where violence was used as a legitimate means to acquire power, assert interests and address conflict. The normalisation of violence constructed a society in which violence became a mode of communication. It became a norm