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Terms of Reference for an Organisational Development consultant

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Vacancies|

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 [...]

Statement in Response to Everyday Injustices #Coligny #Karabo

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Recent injustices have, once again, highlighted deeply-entrenched and systemic issues of racism as well as violent masculinities as a result of patriarchy and the normalisation of violence in South Africa. The murder of 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu in the town of Coligny in the North-West Province and the brutal murder of Karabo Mokoena are two such injustices [...]

The Illusion of my South African Freedom

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

Posters reading #ASINAMALI and #FEESMUSTFALL Photo: Okay Africa.com “Freedom is acquired by conquest, not by gift” – Paulo Freire The 27th of April is celebrated as Freedom Day in South Africa, where we celebrate our first “non-racial” democratic elections that took place in 1994. It is a day that supposedly marks the end of slavery, colonialism, [...]

Freedom and Workers’ Rights: More closely Intertwined than mere Calendar Proximity

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

Workers protesting Photo: SA History Online International Workers’ Day is celebrated globally on 1 May every year. In South Africa, where it follows so closely after Freedom Day on 27 April, it takes on a more nuanced meaning. Both days are imbued with meaning and symbolism. May Day, as it is often called, came out of [...]

Can we even imagine a pro-poor economy? What does it look like?

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

An image of hands on the globe. Taken from SME South Africa “The failure to transform the structure of our economy has given oxygen to elite demagogues who want to seize the commanding heights of the economy for selfish accumulation agendas, in the name of the people, as other avenues for legitimate development and accumulation are [...]

On humility, accountability and narratives of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

Young child covering face photo: ladyenews It has become almost commonplace to note that “rape is a weapon of war”. It is a feature of mediatized representations of sexual violence in conflict, it characterises such policy and legal frameworks as the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the UN Security Council Resolutions relating to [...]

Freedom Day: A chance for South Africa to celebrate, remember and reflect

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

By: Elnari Potgieter, SARB Project Leader South Africa’s Freedom Day Annually, South Africa celebrates Freedom Day on 27 April in commemoration of the country’s first democratic election that took place on this day in 1994. This election, and its outcomes, paved the way towards a new democratic dispensation and a new constitution for South Africa[1]. Marking [...]

IJR Statement on the South African Government reshuffle

By | March 31st, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

Media Statement: 31 March 2017 Following last night’s cabinet reshuffle, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) joins other civil society organisations in their call for active citizenship to defend transparent and accountable democracy. The retention of poor performing ministers, such as Min. Bathabile Dlamini, who two weeks ago have been reprimanded by the Constitutional Court [...]

Statement on Human Rights Day

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

Most public holidays in South Africa hold great historic significance as they serve as remembrances of a painful history as well as reminders of the long road ahead. Human Rights Day is one such day that serves as a moment of reflection & commemoration for those who lost their lives in the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960. [...]

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