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Part time: Employee Wellness Consultant

By |2020-01-24T11:14:34+02:00Jan 17th, 2020|Categories: News|

The IJR seeks to employ a Part time: Employee Wellness consultant to be based in Cape Town. 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 [...]

The IJR, welcomes Mikhail Moosa as Project Leader for the Research and Policy programme

By |2020-01-13T15:14:26+02:00Jan 13th, 2020|Categories: News|

Mikhail's project is the South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB), a public opinion survey on reconciliation, social cohesion and political culture conducted by IJR. He is responsible for project management and disseminating the findings of the survey. Mikhail holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex as a Chevening Scholar. [...]

The IJR, welcomes Jaynisha Patel as Project Officer for the Research and Policy Programme

By |2020-01-10T14:39:54+02:00Jan 10th, 2020|Categories: News|

Jaynisha will be leading a project on inclusive economies under the Research and Policy Programme. Her work focuses on how justice and socioeconomics can reduce inequality in post-conflict States. Jaynisha holds an Honours degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) from the University of Cape Town (UCT). She is expected to graduate with a Masters in [...]

The IJR, welcomes Malibongwe Nkunkuma as their Fundraising Assistant

By |2020-01-10T12:37:20+02:00Jan 10th, 2020|Categories: News|

Malibongwe holds an Honours degree in the Social Sciences (Public Policy and Administration) from the University of Cape Town which has not only anchored his interest in public policies but has also fueled further interest in social development. His interest in social development has been centred around early education development and youth development. In the last [...]

How do White South Africans view Apartheid?

By |2019-12-11T12:23:17+02:00Dec 11th, 2019|Categories: News|

The term “Crime Against Humanity” is highly charged politically and emotionally. The formal definition of this term is presented by the United Nations. It is defined as: ”Any acts when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack, murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation or forcible transfer [...]

The IJR extends condolences to Prof Turok’s family and all who knew him

By |2019-12-09T15:09:23+02:00Dec 9th, 2019|Categories: News|

The IJR is sad to learn of the passing of former anti-apartheid activist, economics professor and former Member of Parliament Prof Ben Turok. We will remember him as a stalwart who championed the cause of freedom and social justice. In May this year, Prof Turok delivered a keynote address at one of IJR’s event, reflecting on [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]