In light of the ongoing Palestinian struggle, I am reminded of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s quote about how SA cannot be free without the freedom of the Palestinians, and how apartheid Israel can be defeated just as Apartheid SA was defeated.
It is important that our government begins to address the complex challenges that the youth face with the same energy, creativity and innovation that we as young people see in ourselves.
IJR strongly condemns the recent acts of violence carried out by Israeli armed forces along the Gaza strip, which has led to the deaths of over 60 Palestinians with over 2000 others wounded.
Much has been written about how Cape Town is rife with racism – the interpersonal and systemic kind. Of course, this isn’t surprising – we all endure apartheid’s legacies. But Cape Town, unlike, say, Johannesburg, has an ‘old-world’, colonial-redux kind of systematic separation and segregation.
Senior Project Leader: Inclusive Economies The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) seeks to employ a Senior Project Leader for its Inclusive Economies Project (IEP), within its Research and Policy Unit, to lead the Institute’s engagement with matters related to inclusive economic development and broader questions of socio-economic justice in South Africa and the rest of [...]
The Voice of the Cape radio interview on the role of language in obtaining economic freedom in South Africa
Jan Hofmeyer, Head of Research and Policy at the IJR, had an interview with The Voice of the Cape on the role of language in obtaining socio-economic freedoms in South Africa. Listen to the interview here
Join us for a webinar as we learn about what some young people are doing in their spaces to address Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and related factors.
The longevity of positive peace agreements, grounded in societal reconciliation rather than deterrence, depend on the extent to which such agreements can, over time, remove the root causes that have historically divided conflicting parties. The University of Johannesburg’s Department of Politics and International Relations in collaboration with IJR and the Royal Norwegian Embassy invite you.
IJR mourns the passing away of ‘Africa’s first lady’, Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela, an unapologetic stalwart in the fight against apartheid’s racist and unjust policies and structures.
The IJR welcomes the court’s verdict and sentencing of Vicki Momberg by the Randburg Magistrate court. The IJR also applauds the country’s justice system for finally viewing racism as a crime appropriate of a jail term and not a mere fine.