Internship Opportunity: Sustained Dialogue Programme

By |2021-04-01T11:43:48+02:00Apr 1st, 2021|Categories: News, Vacancies|

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 professionals [...]

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: PAREN FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

By |2021-03-30T12:22:19+02:00Mar 30th, 2021|Categories: News|

Background and Context: The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) is a Pan-African organization, based in Cape Town, South Africa, which works with governments, inter-governmental and civil society actors to build fair, inclusive and democratic societies. The Pan-African Reconciliation Network (PAREN), was established by the IJR’s Peacebuilding Interventions Programme, to convene and sustain a continental and [...]

Call for Proposals to Conduct IJR’s 2021 South African Reconciliation Barometer Survey

By |2021-03-26T14:56:26+02:00Mar 26th, 2021|Categories: News|

Call for proposals to conduct 2021 South African Reconciliation Barometer survey March 2021 Introduction The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) is an independent, non-governmental organisation established in 2000 in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), with the aims of ensuring that the lessons of South Africa’s successful transition to democracy remain fundamental [...]

In Memory of Cecyl Esau

By |2021-03-18T12:09:26+02:00Mar 18th, 2021|Categories: News|

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) mourns the passing of one of its first staff members, Cecyl Esau. A former struggle stalwart and Robben Island inmate, Cecyl will be remembered by his contemporaries for the mobilisation of communities in the fight against apartheid. Unlike many of his comrades who entered public office after 1994, Cecyl [...]

Online Film Screening: Steek My Weg

By |2021-03-08T13:51:26+02:00Mar 8th, 2021|Categories: Events, News|

Join us for an online screening and conversation about the film "Steek My Weg or Hide Me". The documentary Seek My Weg focuses on the community of Smitsville in Barrydale of the Western Cape, and highlights the profound and enduring psychosocial consequences of forced removals. This online conversation will unpack the brutalities of white supremacy and [...]

IJR Research and Policy Internship

By |2021-03-08T11:51:22+02:00Mar 8th, 2021|Categories: News, Vacancies|

Are you a postgraduate student (or have recently graduated) with a flair for numbers, and want to develop your political analysis skills in a dynamic South African non-profit organization that works in several countries across Africa? The Research & Policy unit of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) invites applications for a paid internship from [...]

Report Launch:Report on Civil Society Participation in Peace-Making and Mediation Support in the APSA: Insights on the AU, ECOWAS and SADC.

By |2021-02-23T10:35:09+02:00Feb 23rd, 2021|Categories: Events, News|

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in collaboration with the German Corporation for Development Cooperation invites you to the launch event: Report on Civil Society Participation in Peace-Making and Mediation Support in the APSA: Insights on the AU, ECOWAS and SADC. RSVP to aflink@ijr.org.za by 25 February 2021 Download the report here: https://bit.ly/3aHgnNt

Intensifying Economic Insecurity may threaten South Africa’s Social Cohesion

By |2021-02-19T14:11:19+02:00Feb 19th, 2021|Categories: News|

A brutal pandemic, anaemic growth, huge job losses and an increasingly austere state have converged to create a sense of perpetual anxiety among millions of South Africans. When it struck, the country was ill-prepared to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Poor service delivery, weak oversight institutions and a depleted fiscus ensured that the state’s social capital [...]

An Unorganised Response to an Organised Crime

By |2021-01-26T10:27:15+02:00Nov 25th, 2020|Categories: News|

Image: Bill Oxford (Unsplash) Human trafficking is not a new phenomenon, but rather one that has recently captured the public’s attention as conspiracy theories move into the mainstream and kidnappings become ever more prevalent in South Africa (SA). While quantifying the crime is a statistical and elusive nightmare, we can be fairly certain that traffickers consolidate [...]

Trust – A Missing Ingredient in the COVID-19 Vaccine

By |2020-11-17T11:52:59+02:00Nov 17th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |

On the 9th of November, pharmaceutical developer Pfizer announced the most promising results from a COVID-19 vaccine trial to date, claiming that their vaccine appears to be over 90% effective in preventing viral infection. This release is based on the preliminary results of trials taking place in over 40 000 people across six countries, including in [...]

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