Almost a quarter century into South Africa's political transition, most of its citizens continue to wait for its economic equivalent to transpire. Still poverty frames the daily struggles of far too many, while inequality sustains inherited asymmetric power relations that impede access to those resources that are essential to move ahead in life. In short, injustice still reproduces itself
South Africa’s faith community, like other sectors of the society, is closely affected by the challenge of racism, both as a positive as well as (at times) a negative factor
You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural release of Afrobarometer 2018 survey data on elections, political parties and trust in the IEC, which tracks the attitudes and perceptions of citizens in 37 African countries. This will be the first release of Afrobarometer data on South Africa since 2016
It is the world’s longest running public opinion survey on national reconciliation and provides a nationally-representative measure of South Africans’ attitudes towards reconciliation.
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the conclusion of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (SATRC). The South African example seemed the perfect means for post-conflict societies to hold peoples and crimes accountable as a moral reckoning in building a new nation.
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation invites the public and experts from the student community, academia and the field of economic transformation to a Roundtable discussion on Race and Racism in the Higher Education Sector
The 15th Annual Ashley Kriel Youth Memorial Lecture: Unravelling coloured Identities & Sensemaking with a people defined by erasure
The 15th annual Ashley Kriel Memorial Lecture commemorates the struggle and sacrifice of Ashley Kriel. A young man from Bonteheuwel - the quintessential representation of youth resistance – who fought in the struggle for freedom for all South Africans
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) invites you to My Views, Our Story: Youth Speak Through Visual Story-telling; a photo exhibition whereby South African youth explore concepts of justice and human dignity through the lens of a camera. The exhibition will be held at Kopano Nokeng, Bloemfontein on 28 September, 17:00 – 19:00.
The transition into a democratic dispensation had bodies such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) tasked to delve into the violence and human rights violations of the apartheid era. It was a process that was not without flaws as it separated the systematic injustices and oppressions from human rights violations
South Africa's history is marred by brutality where violence was used as a legitimate means to acquire power, assert interests and address conflict. The normalisation of violence constructed a society in which violence became a mode of communication. It became a norm