The IJR 2018-10-03T17:06:50+00:00

Building fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa.

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



Afrobarometer 2018 survey 3rd South Africa data release

Afrobarometer and partners cordially invite you to attend the release of the Afrobarometer 2018 survey data on South African’s assessments of their personal economic conditions, lived poverty and perceptions of the country’s economic conditions and overall direction. This will be the third release of Afrobarometer round 7 data on South Africa. This release event will include a presentation, a [...]

Feb 11th, 2019|

IJR endorses letter by former TRC Commissioners

Inquiry needed into political interference in post-TRC prosecutions - Sooka & Ntsebeza Former Commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Office of Yasmin Sooka Foundation for Human Rights His Excellency, President Cyril Ramaphosa Private Office of President Tuynhuys (Cape Town) CC. Honourable Minister Mike Masutha Deputy Minister John Jeffery 5 February 2019 Dear Mr. President, CALL FOR APOLOGY TO VICTIMS [...]

Feb 8th, 2019|

Conversations about the past are crucial, but when and how also matter

South Africa will continue to be a country that promises much but shows little because of our unwillingness to have honest conversations about how the past is robbing us from a peaceful future, writes Stanley Henkeman. Human beings have since time immemorial tried to make sense of pain and loss of life. When lives are lost because of a tragedy, [...]

Feb 8th, 2019|


Friday, January 18, 19 The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation [IJR], the Dullah Omar Institute [DOI], the Public Service Accountability Monitor [PSAM}, the Parliamentary Monitoring Group [PMG] and a growing number of civil society organisations have noted with serious concern the recent Protest Suicide of Lennox Mzuhleli Garane, Section Manager: Multilateral Relations in International Relations and Protocol Division of [...]

Jan 18th, 2019|

Forum for Accountability for the Parliament Administration

INVITATION TO PUBLIC FORUM Notable persons, civil society organisations, public policy experts; social justice activists working in the field of public accountability and the Constitution are invited to participate in the forum to discuss the crisis in the Parliament Administration and its national consequences. The Parliamentary Gallery Association [PGA] is invited to reflect on its role in covering the [...]

Jan 18th, 2019|

Head of Sustained Dialogues Programme

The vision of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) is to contribute to building fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa. As a think tank with roots in applied research as well as in grassroots communities, the IJR has earned a reputation for innovative data analysis, bold policy suggestions and in-depth grassroots reconciliation work. The IJR makes a [...]

Jan 16th, 2019|

Head of Fundraising and Communications

Job title:     Head of Fundraising and Communications Objective:     As point person for all strategic and fundraising matters, the Head of Fundraising and Communications owns, develops, optimises and drives all fundraising and communications processes of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR). Responsibilities: Departmental leadership Develop and communicate department’s annual targets and work plan. Manage efficient implementation of [...]

Jan 16th, 2019|

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South African Reconciliation Barometer Survey: 2017 Report


Upcoming Events

South Africans’ perceptions on elections as the nation prepares for its general 2019 elections

You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural release of Afrobarometer 2018 survey data on elections, political parties and trust in the IEC, which tracks the attitudes and perceptions of citizens in 37 African countries. This will be the first release of Afrobarometer data on South Africa since 2016

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