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Looking into Social Cohesion in South Africa after 25 years of Democracy

By |2019-11-05T13:25:26+02:00Oct 31st, 2019|Categories: Newsletter|

Reflections from IJR’s Felicity Harrison As part of the partnership with DDP and KAS, IJR co-hosted a social cohesion conference in Cape Town on the 19th September.  The event brought together representatives from different communities in the Cape Town area to discuss the challenges we are facing and to look at potential ways forward.  The day [...]

Exploring intersectional approaches to the creating and building of gender just communities

By |2019-11-06T12:36:02+02:00Oct 31st, 2019|Categories: Newsletter|

Reflections from IJR’s Eleanor du Plooy Twenty-five years after the end of apartheid, the lived experiences for the majority of South Africans remain defined by the persistence of particular sets of human relationships, most of which are detrimental to our dignity and livelihood. Women and children remain vulnerable to violent trespasses against our dignity as a [...]

Second Meals for Change dialogue

By |2019-11-06T12:46:52+02:00Oct 31st, 2019|Categories: Newsletter|

Reflections from IJR’s Lucretia Arendse he Second Meals for Change dialogue took place on 5th October 2019 at the Fountains Hotel in Cape Town.  The event brought together people from different race groups, ages and walks of life. The conversation aimed to allow participants to express their lived realities of race in South Africa and to [...]

IJR launches Youth Speaks: A collection of poems, short stories and non-fictional pieces

By |2019-11-06T12:47:40+02:00Oct 31st, 2019|Categories: Newsletter|

Reflections from IJR’s Jodi Williams History has shown us that young people have always possessed the resilience and initiative to fight for change. Today, young people here and across the continent (in the same way) possess the means to drive our communities forward. It is with this in mind that the Youth Identity Project brought together [...]

Why integrate mental health, psycho-social support and peace building?

By |2019-11-06T12:45:21+02:00Oct 31st, 2019|Categories: Newsletter|

Some thoughts by Professor Pamela Machakanja, Africa University, Zimbabwe ‘It is imperative that peace and mental health practitioners move away from using linear approaches, to collective approaches that stress the importance of interdisciplinary, multi-level, multi-sectoral and integrated responses to psychosocial and peacebuilding interventions.’ From the 23rd to the 25th of September, IJR and its Finnish partner [...]

The 3rd Annual Continental Transitional Justice Forum

By |2019-11-06T12:43:41+02:00Oct 31st, 2019|Categories: Newsletter|

Reflections from Stephen Buchanan-Clarke In September, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) participated in the 3rd Annual Continental Transitional Justice Forum held at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and convened in partnership by the Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) and the African Union Department of Political Affairs (AU-DPA). Since [...]

Learners engage on the meaning of dignity in Robben Island

By |2019-11-06T12:51:55+02:00Oct 31st, 2019|Categories: Newsletter|

Global Dignity Day at Robben Island Reflections from IJR’s Lucretia Arendse The Global Dignity Campaign is an initiative by more than 70 countries that encourages young people to understand the deep meaning of dignity and to promote dignity-centred activities in schools and communities. The Antiracism Network of South Africa (ARNSA) piloted this project locally intending to [...]

Bridging the gap between knowledge production and accessing data through information sharing

By |2019-11-06T12:41:42+02:00Oct 31st, 2019|Categories: Newsletter|

Reflections from IJR’s Samantha Kambule On Wednesday, 2 October the Communications Programme at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation held a knowledge-sharing seminar for Honours and Masters Students at Stellenbosch to bring awareness on the Institute’s online data analysis tools. The workshop covered two survey tools which included the South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) and the [...]

Stan brings home two medals from the World Transplant Games

By |2019-11-06T12:40:53+02:00Oct 31st, 2019|Categories: Newsletter|

Reflections from IJR’s Executive Director, Stan Henkeman THIS IS WHY I REMAIN OPTIMISTIC On 13 February 2007, I had a heart transplant at the Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town. This significant event marked the ending of one era and the beginning of another. There is understandably a fear of the unknown, the mysterious because [...]

Upcoming events – November & December 2019

By |2019-11-06T12:39:43+02:00Oct 31st, 2019|Categories: Newsletter|

On the 29th of October 2019, IJR’s Jan Hofmeyr will be participating in a panel discussion on “FAULT LINES IN SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY AND THEIR IMPACT ON PHILANTHROPY” at the Social Cohesion Philanthropy Symposium in Stellenbosch. On 05 November 2019, The Social Justice Agency, in partnership with Institute for Justice and Reconciliation are hosting Dr Robin [...]