Beyond Business: The Private Sector as an Active Social Actor in the Pursuit of an Inclusive Society

By | June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Events, News|

Join the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and the Centre for Dynamic Markets for a discussion of the role of the private sector as an active social actor in the pursuit of an inclusive society in South Africa

Finding a developmental consensus in an era of radical economic transformation

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

The IJR and UJ cordially invite you to a Mail & Guardian Critical Thinking Forum event on the topic of Finding a developmental consensus in an era of radical economic transformation. 27 June 2017 at the School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH), Bunting Road Campus, Auckland Park

Press Release: Transformation Audit Launch- Opportunity for Change: The Private Sector’s Role in Inclusive Development

By | June 8th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases|Tags: , |

Attention Media Houses: For Immediate Release Press Release: Institute for Justice and Reconciliation  06 June 2017 MEDIA RELEASE -2016 Transformation Audit- Opportunity for Change: The Private Sector’s Role in Inclusive Development The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) hereby invites members of the media to join us for the media launch of the latest annual edition of [...]

Africa’s Leadership Deficit and Colonial Trauma: Freedom without Liberation

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Africa Liberation Day, 25 May 2017 On 25th May 2017, Pan-Africanists across the length and breadth of the continent and in the diaspora celebrate Africa Liberation Day. This day marks the annual anniversary of an event that took place on 25th May 1963, when the leaders of what was then 32 independent African countries met to [...]

Statement in Response to Everyday Injustices #Coligny #Karabo

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Recent injustices have, once again, highlighted deeply-entrenched and systemic issues of racism as well as violent masculinities as a result of patriarchy and the normalisation of violence in South Africa. The murder of 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu in the town of Coligny in the North-West Province and the brutal murder of Karabo Mokoena are two such injustices [...]

The Illusion of my South African Freedom

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

Posters reading #ASINAMALI and #FEESMUSTFALL Photo: Okay “Freedom is acquired by conquest, not by gift” – Paulo Freire The 27th of April is celebrated as Freedom Day in South Africa, where we celebrate our first “non-racial” democratic elections that took place in 1994. It is a day that supposedly marks the end of slavery, colonialism, [...]

Freedom and Workers’ Rights: More closely Intertwined than mere Calendar Proximity

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

Workers protesting Photo: SA History Online International Workers’ Day is celebrated globally on 1 May every year. In South Africa, where it follows so closely after Freedom Day on 27 April, it takes on a more nuanced meaning. Both days are imbued with meaning and symbolism. May Day, as it is often called, came out of [...]

Can we even imagine a pro-poor economy? What does it look like?

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

An image of hands on the globe. Taken from SME South Africa “The failure to transform the structure of our economy has given oxygen to elite demagogues who want to seize the commanding heights of the economy for selfish accumulation agendas, in the name of the people, as other avenues for legitimate development and accumulation are [...]

On humility, accountability and narratives of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

Young child covering face photo: ladyenews It has become almost commonplace to note that “rape is a weapon of war”. It is a feature of mediatized representations of sexual violence in conflict, it characterises such policy and legal frameworks as the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the UN Security Council Resolutions relating to [...]

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