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The NHI could provide a dose of social justice for South Africa

By |2020-03-16T12:58:02+02:00Mar 16th, 2020|Categories: News|

The recent State of the Nation address gave President Cyril Ramaphosa the opportunity to confirm the vision of the rollout of National Health Insurance (NHI). Equity, access, rights and participation are core elements of social justice that are essential to health promotion. The NHI presents a prime opportunity to improve social justice across South Africa, but in its current [...]

Burundi’s 2020 elections: What is at stake?

By |2020-03-10T15:43:36+02:00Mar 10th, 2020|Categories: News|

In May 2020, Burundians will be casting their vote in a ballot that will see a new president elected, replacing the incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza. The 2015 elections were preceded by violent street riots that culminated in a failed military coup and increased political tensions. In the aftermath of the coup, members of the civil society called [...]

Climate change is fuelling social tensions and conflict

By |2020-03-09T15:36:24+02:00Mar 9th, 2020|Categories: News|

Climate change has wreaked havoc across the world — and Africa is likely to be worst hit by its destructive consequences. There have been droughts, floods, cyclones and locusts, all of which have placed a strain on natural resources.  Climate change causes land degradation, which is exacerbated in some countries by increased population growth and urbanisation. [...]

What does the Budget speech mean for social cohesion?

By |2020-03-02T12:58:19+02:00Mar 2nd, 2020|Categories: News|

Notwithstanding that Minister Tito Mboweni may have wanted to call it something else, the Budget Speech made it clear that we are now in austerity territory, writes Jaynisha Patel  Inequality is considered to be one of the most divisive features of South African society, and it is also considered to be the primary obstacle standing in the [...]

IJR and ISS Host an Expert Roundtable on Strategies to Implement the African Union Transitional Justice Policy

By |2020-02-20T10:00:47+02:00Feb 20th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), based in Cape Town, South Africa and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is jointly hosting an IJR-ISS Expert Roundtable on Strategies to Implement the African Union Transitional Justice Policy, as a pathway towards preventing violent conflict and consolidating #peace and #security. The two day meeting is taking [...]

IJR Media Statement: Apartheid as a Crime Against Humanity

By |2020-04-03T10:25:08+02:00Feb 18th, 2020|Categories: News, Press Releases|Tags: , , , |

Attention Media Houses: For Immediate Release   Media Statement: Institute for Justice and Reconciliation Institute for Justice and Reconciliation Statement on Apartheid as a Crime Against Humanity  18 February 2020 The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) joins other organizations in condemning the recent statements of the former deputy-president of South Africa and the FW de [...]

SONA: Ramaphosa has to respond to our expectations and fears

By |2020-02-12T11:52:50+02:00Feb 12th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

The presidency, under Jacob Zuma, was the least trusted institution in 2017, while in 2019, under Ramaphosa, levels of public confidence in the presidency doubled, writes Mikhail Moosa This will be a tough year for South Africa. Our challenges are comparable to those that were faced in the wake of the democratic transition. But one key factor sets our [...]

The IJR, welcomes Mikhail Moosa as Project Leader for the Research and Policy programme

By |2020-01-13T15:14:26+02:00Jan 13th, 2020|Categories: News|

Mikhail's project is the South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB), a public opinion survey on reconciliation, social cohesion and political culture conducted by IJR. He is responsible for project management and disseminating the findings of the survey. Mikhail holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex as a Chevening Scholar. [...]

The IJR, welcomes Jaynisha Patel as Project Officer for the Research and Policy Programme

By |2020-01-10T14:39:54+02:00Jan 10th, 2020|Categories: News|

Jaynisha will be leading a project on inclusive economies under the Research and Policy Programme. Her work focuses on how justice and socioeconomics can reduce inequality in post-conflict States. Jaynisha holds an Honours degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) from the University of Cape Town (UCT). She is expected to graduate with a Masters in [...]

The IJR, welcomes Malibongwe Nkunkuma as their Fundraising Assistant

By |2020-01-10T12:37:20+02:00Jan 10th, 2020|Categories: News|

Malibongwe holds an Honours degree in the Social Sciences (Public Policy and Administration) from the University of Cape Town which has not only anchored his interest in public policies but has also fueled further interest in social development. His interest in social development has been centred around early education development and youth development. In the last [...]