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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, Press Releases|

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 [...]

2016’s Message To Humanity – Building Inclusive Societies Matters More Than Ever Before

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

We have an ethical responsibility, one human to another, to take seriously the gut-wrenching developments of 2016 and together chart a new course of human rights, peace, justice and dignity. Trumpism. Brexit. Duterte. Putin. Assad. ISIS. The ‘alt-right’. Post-fact journalism. Refugee exoduses. Xenophobia. On its own, each of these phenomenon presents a severe challenge to efforts [...]

Movement Art Provides New Pathways for Sustained Dialogue and Community Action

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

“Ninety percent of us were laughing the whole day! It is nice to be around such happiness.” “We have been ‘doing fun’...and now my mind is free.” “My mind is so clear I can think about other things. [Now I can] dream on!” “Speaking is healing.” “My mind is healed.” The 20 women from Warrenvale and [...]

20 Years of the SA Constitution – People, Institutions and Rights: Sometimes Hope gets quite tired

By | November 24th, 2016|Categories: News|

IJR and KAS cordially invites you to a morning briefing on findings from the 2015 SA Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) Survey and 2016 SARB Mobile Survey, titled: 20 Years of the SA Constitution - People, Institutions and Rights: Sometimes Hope gets quite tired. Thursday, 8 December 2016 from 9h30 - 12h00 at the IJR offices.

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