Supporting civil society is an act of political justice

By | December 12th, 2017|Categories: News, Newsletter|

South Africa’s political system, especially at this point in time with the Gupta and state capture narrative surrounding the race ahead of the ANC’s elective conference in December, needs civil society voices like ours more than ever. Whether it is Ramaphosa, Dlamini-Zuma or a dark horse candidate, the systemic and structural factors like unemployment, impoverishment and wealth inequality won’t go away. IJR, together with the rest of civil and activist society, will continue to keep government accountable and do the hard work of healing woundedness through community building. IJR’s Executive Director, Stan Henkeman, writes on how you can lend a helping hand to help support civil society as an act of political justice.

According to South Africans, what [still] divides us?

By | December 12th, 2017|Categories: News, Newsletter|

Since SARB’s inception in 2003, most South Africans have indicated their preference for a united South African nation. In addition, optimism about the potential for a more unified society follows a similar trend to the desirability of greater unity. However, the IJR’s most recent South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) survey show that only 56,1% of South Africans agree that South Africa has made progress in reconciliation since the end of apartheid. Elnari Potgieter, SARB Project Leader in the Policy and Research programme, identifies some of the major sources of social division in South Africa.

2017 SARB Report and Panel Discussion: Elusive reconciliation at a time of waning trust

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Events, News|

By measuring reconciliation in South Africa through public opinion surveying since 2003, the SARB captures progress and offers empirical insights. Join us as we launch and discuss the findings of the most recent SARB survey.

A Conference on using Social Change to Build Inclusive Societies

By | November 28th, 2017|Categories: News, Uncategorised|

A conference on using social change to Build Inclusive Societies will follow the book launch on, from 01 Dec – 02 December 2017. During the conference, the IJR will sign an MoU with the Siyakha Community Healing Forum. The IJR’s Sustained Dialogues team shares this book, encapsulating 5 years’ of experiences and insights stemming from deep-rooted community-building through dialogue and capacity building

IJR to Launch ‘Pathways for Connections: An emerging model for long-term reconciliation in post-conflict in South Africa ‘

By | November 24th, 2017|Categories: News|

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation will be launching its book, Pathways for connections: An emerging model for long-term reconciliation in post-conflict in South Africa on the 30th of November 2017

IJR Press Statement on Mugabe’s Resignation in Zimbabwe

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases|

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) joins Zimbabweans at home and abroad who are celebrating a largely peaceful change of political leadership, marking the end of Mr. Robert Mugabe’s 37-year reign. Former President Mugabe’s leadership will be remembered for his role in the country’s liberation from colonial rule, and the promising successes the country achieved [...]

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