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On Magnus Malan, the TRC and white victimhood

By Jodi Williams News broke last weekend that there is compelling evidence that Magnus Malan and other apartheid government ministers were paedophiles. The story took up a news cycle or two and its ripple effects are still pulsing through the media and the public at large. The pointed horror is stark when we consider that the child victims were coloured [...]

August 15th, 2018|

Race and Racism in the South African Basic Education Sector Dialogue

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation invites you to join us on Monday, 20 August 2018 for the Race and Racism in the South African Basic Education Sector dialogue. The event aims to (1) zoom in on race relations at schools (including the surrounding parent communities); (2) unpack the complex nature of race and racism in the sector; (3) [...]

August 14th, 2018|

Statement on #TotalShutdown: Intersectional Women’s March Against Gender Based Violence

  On 1st August 2018, womxn, queers, and every marginalised gender identity and sexuality will take a stand against the violent patriarchy that subjects our lives to malicious surveillance, and our bodies to abuse and exploitation.Dressed in red and black, in one accord we will shout and cry out, “Our bodies are not your crime scene!” The Institute for [...]

August 1st, 2018|

IJR calls on prosecuting authorities to intensify their efforts in the Ashley Kriel case

  The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation together with the Kriel Family calls on prosecuting authorities to redouble their efforts seeking justice into the death of Ashley Kriel in 1987. The arrest of the former police officer in the Ahmed Timol case serves as a reminder of all the extrajudicial killings during apartheid that have not seen justice, of [...]

July 31st, 2018|

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