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IJR Spends 67 Minutes Caring For 67 Girls at a Juvenile Centre in the Western Cape

By | July 26th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases|

In honour of the late statesman, a team of IJR staff members spent time on Friday, 21 July 2017 at a female juvenile centre. The centre named Huis Vredelus is located in ElsiesRiver, Western Cape. The rehabilitation centre houses 67 young girls between the ages 13- 18 who are either awaiting trial or sentenced. Some of [...]

Africa’s Leadership Deficit and Colonial Trauma: Freedom without Liberation

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Africa Liberation Day, 25 May 2017 On 25th May 2017, Pan-Africanists across the length and breadth of the continent and in the diaspora celebrate Africa Liberation Day. This day marks the annual anniversary of an event that took place on 25th May 1963, when the leaders of what was then 32 independent African countries met to [...]

Public Dialogue Invitation: ‘Challenging corrupt networks – the long shadow from Apartheid to State Capture’

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: Archive|

Join us in a discussion on the root causes of state capture in South Africa and the consequences that this has for ordinary citizens. Our panel of civil society researchers and activists will look at strategies for challenging corrupt networks from both the apartheid period and the present day. We will also discuss the findings of [...]

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 [...]

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