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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 [...]

The need for memorialisation in South Africa

By | 2018-12-10T10:21:42+02:00 Dec 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Around South Africa there are many statues of struggle heroes and museums that contribute to commemorating a part of our divided history. Some would say that we do not need such depictions of our past, others say it is part of remembrance and collective memory is important to truth and justice. Memorialisation, put another way, is [...]

Violent tactics undermine public trust in police

By | 2018-12-10T10:13:51+02:00 Dec 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

The National Planning Commission (NPC) noted this particular issue with regards to policing in South Africa in their 2011 report: "The decision to demilitarize the police force, moving away from its history of brutality, was a goal of transformation after 1994. The remilitarization of the police in recent years has not garnered greater community respect for police officers, [...]

Staying true to a national vision

By | 2018-11-01T13:57:54+02:00 Oct 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

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

African TRC experience: The unfinished compromise

By | 2018-10-05T09:29:33+02:00 Oct 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

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.

South African Youth Speak Through Visual Storytelling

By | 2018-10-01T09:27:50+02:00 Sep 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

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.

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