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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. [...]

Seeing the ‘Other’ & being the ‘Other’

By | March 17th, 2017|Categories: Archive|

The Anti-Racism Network of South Africa (ARNSA) is an alliance of organisations working to respond to racism in South Africa. The Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation facilitated the formation of ARNSA and currently serve as the secretariat. On Wednesday, 22nd March 2017, 10h00 – 12h00 the Western Cape Chapter of ARNSA cordially invite you and your [...]

South Africa’s 22 Years of Democracy: Myth Busted

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

Commuters hang on to the outside of an overcrowded Metrorail passenger train in Soweto. Photo: Michel Bega South Africa celebrated its first democratic elections in 1994 which marked the end of political apartheid. This period was esteemed as the new dawn of a better life for the previously disadvantaged – better times ahead with promises to [...]

“The Autocrats Club”: Ensuring an Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa?

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

African Union leaders. Photo: PressTV This year, the AU enters its fifteenth year of existence, it is also the year in which the AU elected the fifth chairperson of the AUC, Chadian foreign minister, Moussa Faki Mahamat. Former chairpersons of the AUC have been perceived as ineffectual in resolving conflicts, ensuring accountability for human rights violations [...]

South Africa’s Perpetual Struggles with Reconciliation and Social Cohesion: “It’s The Economy, Stupid”

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

A contrast image of one of South Africa’s overlooked inequality, Imizamo Yethu Township next to the leafy Hout Bay suburb in Cape Town. Photo by: Johnny Miller Just as James Carville had used the phrase as one of the core messages to help president Bill Clinton get elected in the 1992 US election, this should be [...]

SONA 2017: A Painful State of Affairs

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: News, Newsletter|

South Africa’s current state of division and anger is written in the past’s pain. Photo by: Sarah van der Walt After watching the 2017 South Africa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), I was not surprised by the array of cleverly worded headlines that followed, my favourite being, ‘State of Disunion’ spread across the Mail and [...]

Invitation: A People’s Conversation – Combating Xenophobia in SA

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Archive|

Between 2008 and 2016, South Africa witnessed unprecedented levels of violence against foreign nationals which resulted in the loss of lives, the destruction of property and an overall collapse of trust within communities across the country. In South Africa, we experience a very specific kind of xenophobia, targeted at African foreign nationals, which can be attributed [...]

IJR 2016 Annual Report Tender Notice & Brief

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

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, Press Releases|

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 [...]

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