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The 15th Annual Ashley Kriel Youth Memorial Lecture: Unravelling coloured Identities & Sensemaking with a people defined by erasure

By | 2018-09-19T07:42:36+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

The 15th annual Ashley Kriel Memorial Lecture commemorates the struggle and sacrifice of Ashley Kriel. A young man from Bonteheuwel - the quintessential representation of youth resistance – who fought in the struggle for freedom for all South Africans.

South African Youth Speak Through Visual Storytelling

By | 2018-09-19T07:41:36+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) invites you to My Views, Our Story: Youth Speak Through Visual Story-telling; a photo exhibition whereby South African youth explore concepts of justice and human dignity through the lens of a camera. The exhibition will be held at Kopano Nokeng, Bloemfontein on 28 September, 17:00 – 19:00.

A different time, a different place

By | 2018-09-17T09:22:46+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

The transition into a democratic dispensation had bodies such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) tasked to delve into the violence and human rights violations of the apartheid era.  It was a process that was not without flaws as it separated the systematic injustices and oppressions from human rights violations

Gender-based violence: a continuum through womxn’s lives

By | 2018-09-17T09:17:51+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

South Africa's history is marred by brutality where violence was used as a legitimate means to acquire power, assert interests and address conflict. The normalisation of violence constructed a society in which violence became a mode of communication. It became a norm

Creating Conversations on Gender Just Communities

By | 2018-09-06T14:33:42+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Drawing from our work within South African communities, the IJR’s Gender Justice and Reconciliation project, housed in the Sustained Dialogues programme has developed a toolkit that we hope will enable people to facilitate difficult but important conversations on gender in safe and supported ways

Displaced: Black and Queer by Ncumisa Mdlokolo – Film Screening

By | 2018-09-04T14:07:46+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Categories: Archive, Uncategorised|

IJR invites you to a film screening of Displaced: Black and Queer by Ncumisa Mdlokolo, a film that explores the realities of trans* and queer lives and how those realities intersect with blackness in Africa

On Magnus Malan, the TRC and white victimhood

By | 2018-08-21T11:55:23+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , |

The Malan case is a powerful, meta-type example of how white violence can become victimhood and therefore worthy of protection and defence. The narrative around victimhood is that whiteness and, white people particularly, are the primary victims. We go to extremes to find redeeming factors to protect them.

Fear, self-censorship decline but still high as Zimbabwe approaches election, new survey finds

By | 2018-07-23T14:32:08+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Fear of electoral violence and of openly expressing their views declined but were still at above-average levels as Zimbabwe approached its July 30 presidential election, a new survey shows.