The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa is looking for a service provider to propose an innovative layout and design for its 2016 annual report which will capture the relatively new IJR brand and present milestones from the previous year while reinforcing the organisation’s message. IJR’s annual report [...]
Media Statement: Xenophobic Violence in Gauteng and the “March against immigrants” planned for Friday 24 February 2017
IJR Media Statement 21 February 2017 The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) strongly condemns the “March Against Immigrants” planned for 24th February 2017, and the recent outbreak of Afrophobic violence across South Africa. Between 2008 and 2016, South Africa witnessed unprecedented levels of violence against foreign nationals which resulted in the loss of lives, the [...]
Terms of Reference for setting up of a digital M&E system aligned to IJR’s new multi-year strategy 2017 – 2020
1. Introduction The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was launched in the year 2000, in the aftermath of South Africa´s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The aim was to ensure that lessons learnt from South Africa´s transition from apartheid to democracy were taken into account as the nation moved ahead. IJR has developed a new multi-year [...]
The State of the Nation Address (SONA) is to be delivered by the President at the annual opening of Parliament and focuses on current political and socio-economic state of the nation based on government assessments. But, we cannot assume that the address fully incorporates the views of the ordinary people of South Africa. Consequently, there is [...]
The motto of the university I attended is “Respice, Prospice” (looking back, looking forward) which became real for students during the turbulent years of Apartheid to the dawning of the New South Africa. It served as a reminder that while the past and present were filled with challenges being at university presented the wonderful prospect of [...]
SARB 2015 – Selected Findings: The Constitution And Respect For Mother Tongue Language, Cultural Practices
During December 2016, South Africa will be celebrating 20 years since the Constitution was signed by former President Nelson Mandela at Sharpeville, Vereeniging. This document – the supreme law of our country - underpins the democratic values of our society. The Constitution was regarded at the time of its promulgation as the most progressive constitution in [...]
We have an ethical responsibility, one human to another, to take seriously the gut-wrenching developments of 2016 and together chart a new course of human rights, peace, justice and dignity. Trumpism. Brexit. Duterte. Putin. Assad. ISIS. The ‘alt-right’. Post-fact journalism. Refugee exoduses. Xenophobia. On its own, each of these phenomenon presents a severe challenge to efforts [...]
“Ninety percent of us were laughing the whole day! It is nice to be around such happiness.” “We have been ‘doing fun’...and now my mind is free.” “My mind is so clear I can think about other things. [Now I can] dream on!” “Speaking is healing.” “My mind is healed.” The 20 women from Warrenvale and [...]
IJR and KAS cordially invites you to a morning briefing on findings from the 2015 SA Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) Survey and 2016 SARB Mobile Survey, titled: 20 Years of the SA Constitution - People, Institutions and Rights: Sometimes Hope gets quite tired. Thursday, 8 December 2016 from 9h30 - 12h00 at the IJR offices.
Ensuring that people have access to the resources they need to achieve their goals, and are able to work to the goals they have in their lives, is important for creating a society where social mobility is possible. Elnari Potgieter, Project Leader for the South Africa Reconciliation Barometer at IJR, punts the importance of physical mobility.