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United against racism

By | 2019-04-12T11:34:00+02:00 Apr 12th, 2019|Categories: News|

Racial incidents are too often present in the South African Media. Incidents such as these include the segregation of learners at a school in Scweizer Reneke and racial tensions at Clifton Beach. They do not end here. They extend to the racialized discourse surrounding the deaths of pupils at DrieHoek Highschool as well as the racialized [...]

25 years on, Rwandan genocide still reverberates throughout the region

By | 2019-04-02T16:21:11+02:00 Apr 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|

A quarter of a century after the April 1994 genocide, Rwanda is prospering. The tiny, landlocked land with a population of little more than 12 million offers the world an image of stability and contentment. The success story is largely seen as the handiwork of President Paul Kagame, says Patrick Hajayandi, a researcher with the South African-based [...]

The politics of the message

By | 2019-03-28T12:13:50+02:00 Mar 28th, 2019|Categories: News|

The election campaigning season has proven to be lacklustre at best and excruciatingly anaemic at worst. Twenty-five years into South Africa’s independence from the anti-human policies of the apartheid era, the political messaging in the 2019 poll is symptomatic of the absence of any inspirational “message” or grand narratives that can unify the society. Politicians across [...]

Optimistic IEC? Hiked youth registration will unlikely yield anticipated voter turnout

By | 2019-03-26T10:35:33+02:00 Mar 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

In less than two months South Africa will be holding its fifth democratic elections and political parties have hit the ground running with campaigns, hoping to strengthen their voter base. As generational replacement occurs and younger potential voters enter the system in growing numbers, political parties will ramp up their charm offensives to woo this demographic [...]

Truth and Reconciliation: The South African Experience. A paper presented at the civil society commemoration of the 2019 International Women’s Day in Zimbabwe

By | 2019-03-15T15:58:02+02:00 Mar 15th, 2019|Categories: News|

Truth and Reconciliation: The South African Experience. A paper presented at the civil society commemoration of the 2019 International Women’s Day in Zimbabwe, by Webster Zambara (PhD), Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), Cape Town, South Africa. Introduction      Thank you the National Transitional Justice Working Group (NTJWG) [We come from far working together] for providing [...]


By | 2019-03-08T11:56:26+02:00 Mar 8th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

18 January 2019 The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation [IJR], the Dullah Omar Institute [DOI], the Public Service Accountability Monitor [PSAM] and a growing number of civil society organisations have noted with serious concern the recent Protest Suicide of Lennox Mzuhleli Garane, Section Manager: Multilateral Relations in International Relations and Protocol Division of Parliament of the [...]

After the TRC: South Africa’s missed opportunity of prioritising mental health and psycho-social support

By | 2019-03-06T10:25:17+02:00 Mar 6th, 2019|Categories: News|

South Africa celebrates 25 years of democracy this year. Last year, it marked the 20th anniversary of the submission of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report to then-president Nelson Mandela. These are major milestones that warrant critical reflection. South Africans are trying to move out of the dark and long shadow which the past continues to cast [...]

Public called to #UniteAgainstRacism – ARNSA

By | 2019-03-01T11:31:07+02:00 Mar 1st, 2019|Categories: News|

The Anti-Racism Network South Africa (ARNSA) has called on the public to support Anti-Racism Week from March 14-21. On Thursday, the group hosted its media launch for the week, where the theme, #UniteAgainstRacism, as well as some of the campaign activities, were made public. The launch took place at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, where Anti-Racism Week [...]

IJR endorses letter by former TRC Commissioners

By | 2019-02-08T14:52:02+02:00 Feb 8th, 2019|Categories: News|

Inquiry needed into political interference in post-TRC prosecutions - Sooka & Ntsebeza Former Commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Office of Yasmin Sooka Foundation for Human Rights His Excellency, President Cyril Ramaphosa Private Office of President Tuynhuys (Cape Town) CC. Honourable Minister Mike Masutha Deputy Minister John Jeffery 5 February 2019 Dear Mr. President, CALL FOR [...]

Conversations about the past are crucial, but when and how also matter

By | 2019-02-08T10:46:13+02:00 Feb 8th, 2019|Categories: News|

South Africa will continue to be a country that promises much but shows little because of our unwillingness to have honest conversations about how the past is robbing us from a peaceful future, writes Stanley Henkeman. Human beings have since time immemorial tried to make sense of pain and loss of life. When lives are lost because [...]