The cost of information

By | 2019-06-14T11:33:58+02:00 Jun 11th, 2019|Categories: News|

“Information may be power, but do you have the money to access this knowledge?” Whilst trying to educate myself on the recent controversy surrounding the public protector and her report on Pravin Gordhan, I came across an article in my Google search that seemed as if would explain the intricacies of the situation clearly to me. [...]

Media statement:The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation expresses its solidarity with the People of Sudan and calls for the Restoration of Constitutional Democracy and the Rule of Law

By | 2019-06-10T15:03:39+02:00 Jun 10th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

10 June 2019 The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) strongly condemns the violence in Sudan in response to the citizen movement for a restoration of democracy and the rule of law. Over 100 pro-democratic demonstrators have been killed, and a further 500 injured, by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The RSF is led by General [...]

Press release: Afrobarometer lays foundation for ‘next generation’ of giving voice to African citizens

By | 2019-06-10T14:49:33+02:00 Jun 6th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Accra, Ghana 6 June 2019 Moving from pioneering project to pan-African institution, the research network Afrobarometer will enter its third decade with a new structure emphasizing partnership, capacity building, and sustainability, Executive Director E. Gyimah-Boadi said Thursday. The ambitious restructuring will provide firm footing for the independent network of about three dozen national partner organizations tracking [...]

Why has history decided to judge F.W De Klerk so lightly?

By | 2019-06-03T10:53:56+02:00 Jun 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|

When one thinks of Frederik Willem de Klerk, the 7th state president of South Africa, one almost instantly thinks of the image of himself and Nelson Mandela holding hands in the air. Our hearts are filled with joy as we recall how crucial this partnership was in building a reconciliatory, democratic South Africa. Students are taught [...]

Why young Africans want to leave Africa

By | 2019-06-03T10:22:07+02:00 Jun 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|

Although the headwinds facing globalisation are growing in force around the world, they have not yet managed to stem the desire by many to relocate in search of better prospects. Africa is no exception. According to the most recent round of the Afrobarometer survey — a continental public opinion survey conducted in 34 countries — more [...]

Press release: IJR honoured for best social stakeholder engagement

By | 2019-05-28T15:11:32+02:00 May 28th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Eight African research organizations honored by Afrobarometer Zimbabwe’s Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) heads a list of eight African organizations honoured this week for outstanding contributions to the pan-African research network Afrobarometer. MPOI received Afrobarometer’s first-ever Star Award for best overall performance among the network’s three dozen national partners during Round 7 surveys. MPOI, which conducted [...]

Time for the youth to take Africa!

By | 2019-05-15T09:54:00+02:00 May 15th, 2019|Categories: News|

"OUR ASPIRATIONS FOR THE AFRICA WE WANT 1. A prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development 2. An integrated continent, politically united and based on the ideals of Pan-Africanism and the vision of Africa's Renaissance 3. An Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law 4. A [...]

The farce isn’t over until the fat man sings

By | 2019-05-30T14:21:21+02:00 May 10th, 2019|Categories: News|

Against the background of the 2019 election, the interaction between Jacob Zuma as the former president of the republic and various structures of the state take on some of the qualities of The Mikado, the operetta by WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, which was first staged in 1885. It must be the most popular and entertaining of [...]

Putting an end to the ‘grant queen’ fallacy

By | 2019-05-10T09:35:32+02:00 May 9th, 2019|Categories: News|

THERE are many narratives that have been perpetuated through society for such a long time that we just take them as being factually correct. This is a dangerous phenomenon. We need to con stantly challenge such wisdom that is taken for grant ed because, in most cases, this "wisdom" is factually incorrect. A perfect example [...]