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

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Language proficiency does not secure economic opportunities

In the post-Apartheid apartheid dispensation, we speak the language of ‘’economic value’’, the language that, if spoken and written, grants you access to education and employment opportunities. While many have embarked on a journey of reclaiming indigenous languages through numerous ways and means, the language that remains the language of access and opportunity is that of the colonial tongue.

April 25th, 2018|

Libya’s near-Genocide

The historical record of the world has seen many cultural, ethnic and religious groups of people lost or destroyed by years of conquest, colonialism or plain genocide. This trend does not exclude Libya – we all know of the horrific acts committed by Muammar Gadaffi’s regime – however what has been largely unknown is the historical oppression of the indigenous Tebu group.

April 25th, 2018|

SARB’s insights on Voting, Political Participation and Political Efficacy as we celebrate Freedom Day

South Africa annually celebrates 27 April as Freedom Day, commemorating the first post-apartheid, non-racial and democratic elections held on 27 April 1994. Almost a quarter of a century later, and in the lead up to the 2019 national elections taking place next year, this is an opportune time to consider the status of democratic political culture in South Africa.

April 25th, 2018|

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South African Reconciliation Barometer Survey: 2017 Report

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