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IJR 2016 Annual Report Tender Notice & Brief

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: News|

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa is looking for a service provider to propose an innovative layout and design for its 2016 annual report which will capture the relatively new IJR brand and present milestones from the previous year while reinforcing the organisation’s message. IJR’s annual report [...]

Media Statement: Xenophobic Violence in Gauteng and the “March against immigrants” planned for Friday 24 February 2017

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: News|

IJR Media Statement 21 February 2017 The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) strongly condemns the “March Against Immigrants” planned for 24th February 2017, and the recent outbreak of Afrophobic violence across South Africa. Between 2008 and 2016, South Africa witnessed unprecedented levels of violence against foreign nationals which resulted in the loss of lives, the [...]

Terms of Reference for setting up of a digital M&E system aligned to IJR’s new multi-year strategy 2017 – 2020

By | February 10th, 2017|Categories: News|

1. Introduction The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was launched in the year 2000, in the aftermath of South Africa´s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The aim was to ensure that lessons learnt from South Africa´s transition from apartheid to democracy were taken into account as the nation moved ahead. IJR has developed a new multi-year [...]

The African Union at 15 Years: An Agenda for the New Chairperson of the AU Commission

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Events|

INVITATION Tuesday 14th February 2017, 12.30 – 2pm IJR Offices, 105 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town 8001 The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) will host a Roundtable event, the African Union at 15 Years: An Agenda for the New Chairperson for AU Commission. In 2002, the African Union (AU) was launched in Durban, South Africa, [...]

Press Release: A People’s State of the Nation Assessment, 7 February 2017

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: News|

The State of the Nation Address (SONA) is to be delivered by the President at the annual opening of Parliament and focuses on current political and socio-economic state of the nation based on government assessments. But, we cannot assume that the address fully incorporates the views of the ordinary people of South Africa. Consequently, there is [...]

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Voices

By | January 30th, 2017|Categories: Archive|

Social Media Campaign Date: 6 – 24 February 2017 In an effort to engage a more diverse audience and enable the voices of ordinary citizens to contribute to the national conversation, the IJR’s Sustained Dialogue programme will launch a social media campaign as a platform for ordinary community members to voice their opinions on their perceptions [...]

A People’s State of the Nation Assessment (Peoples’ SONA)

By | January 27th, 2017|Categories: Archive|

Media Briefing Invitation Tuesday 7th February 2017, 10.30am for 11am Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) offices 105 Hatfield Street, Gardens Cape Town, South Africa Why a People’s SONA? The State of the Nation Address, at the annual opening of Parliament, is an address to the nation by the President of the Republic of South Africa. [...]

Where Do We Come From And Where Are We Going? – (Ex Quo Nos Et Quo Vadis)

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: News|

The motto of the university I attended is “Respice, Prospice” (looking back, looking forward) which became real for students during the turbulent years of Apartheid to the dawning of the New South Africa.  It served as a reminder that while the past and present were filled with challenges being at university presented the wonderful prospect of [...]

SARB 2015 – Selected Findings: The Constitution And Respect For Mother Tongue Language, Cultural Practices

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: News|

During December 2016, South Africa will be celebrating 20 years since the Constitution was signed by former President Nelson Mandela at Sharpeville, Vereeniging. This document – the supreme law of our country - underpins the democratic values of our society. The Constitution was regarded at the time of its promulgation as the most progressive constitution in [...]