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Restore the languages of dignity

By |2019-12-02T12:39:57+02:00Dec 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|

HUMAN RIGHTS  The United Nations, with an aim to safeguard and preserve indigenous languages and archive the vast repository of sociocultural knowledge held by speakers of these languages, dedicated 2019 toward observing the link between language, development and reconciliation. On March 21, President Cyril Ramaphosa affirmed the UN’s position by dedicating Human Rights Day to the [...]

Internship: Peacebuilding Interventions Programme

By |2019-11-27T09:57:14+02:00Nov 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

Are you a postgraduate student with a passion to promote fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa? Do you want to develop your peacebuilding, research and analysis skills in a dynamic South African non-profit organization that works in several countries across Africa? The Peacebuilding Interventions (PI) Programme at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) invites [...]

Creating communities that are safer for all gender identities beyond 16 Days of Activism

By |2019-11-25T13:38:53+02:00Nov 25th, 2019|Categories: News|

This year marks 21 years since South Africa launched its first 16 Days of Activism campaign in 1998. This campaign calls for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and children. Each year, the South African government has a theme for the 16 Days campaign. These themes often echo current discourse on the crisis and [...]

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: Intern Communications & Advocacy Programme

By |2019-12-06T12:24:42+02:00Nov 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|

  About the IJR: The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was founded in 2000 in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and with the purpose of building of fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa. We are an independent organisation located at the interface between civil society and academia. We employ a diverse [...]

Reconciliation Award 2019: The Art of Reconciliation

By |2019-12-03T12:15:57+02:00Nov 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|

On the 19th of November 2019, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and the A4 Arts Foundation co-hosted the Reconciliation Award ceremony under the theme - The Art of Reconciliation. We celebrated and honoured those who use art as a tool of driving reconciliation and social cohesion. The Reconciliation Award 2019 recipients are Lalela Project and Neliswa Dludla, Founder and Director [...]

Visualising Change

By |2019-11-19T14:27:38+02:00Nov 19th, 2019|Categories: News|

Human beings live through stories. For evidence of this we need not look further than the past hour of our own lives. In the span of 60 minutes, a plethora of scenarios might have played itself out in your imagination: perhaps you were mentally rehearsing a conversation you anticipated with your boss. Or you called in [...]

How the arts can be used as a tool for social justice

By |2019-11-19T13:31:02+02:00Nov 19th, 2019|Categories: News|

When we consider ways to initiate social change, we frequently favour legislative changes and enactments. We think of political activism and agitation as mechanisms of social justice. We emphasise fund-raising and other forms of financial assistance. And we volunteer our time and services for the greater good, confident that it will make a dent in the [...]

Internship: Intern Sustained Dialogue Programme

By |2019-11-11T16:43:21+02:00Nov 11th, 2019|Categories: News|

  Description: The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was founded in 2000 in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and with the purpose of building of fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa. We are an independent organisation located at the interface between civil society and academia. We employ a diverse team of [...]

The Promotion of Indigenous Languages as a tool to affirm human dignity and foster social cohesion

By |2019-11-25T11:47:10+02:00Nov 11th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|

  The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation’s (IJR) Social Change Model (SCM) project invites you to its conference that will focus on the nexus between indigenous languages and the affirmation of our human dignity. Additionally, the conference will seek to explore the ways in which the promotion, protection and active inclusion of indigenous languages can contribute [...]

Are you satisfied with how your child’s school deals with racism?

By |2019-10-30T11:46:10+02:00Oct 30th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation is holding a series of racism workshops for teachers at schools in the Western Cape.How confident are you in the ability of your child's school to deal with incidents of racism? Local organisation the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation says it's responding to concerns from schools in the Western Cape [...]