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The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was launched in the year 2000, in the aftermath of South Africa´s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The aim was to ensure that lessons learnt from South Africa´s transition from apartheid to democracy were taken into account as the nation moved ahead. Today, the Institute helps to build fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa through carefully selected engagements and interventions. >>

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Film screening: A snake gives birth to a snake : 2015-07-31

The Cape Town Holocaust Centre and the IJR invite you to a film screening of the highly acclaimed Global Arts Corps film 'A snake gives birth to a snake' on Wednesday 12 August 6pm at the Cape Town Holocaust Centre - RSVP essential.

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Roundtable: Youth and the post-2015 development agenda : 2015-07-27

Join the IJR in partnership with InkuluFreeHeid, and ACTIVATE Change Drivers for a roundtable discussion. Participants will engage in critical dialogue to reflect on South Africa’s role in advancing the position of youth within the new global development agenda. 06 August 2015 - 9h30 to 16h00

 

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Introductory afternoon isiXhosa classes : 2015-07-22

IJR is excited to invite you to a series of introductory afternoon isiXhosa classes titled:  

‘Bonisa imbeko ufumane imbeko’ - ‘Show respect, gain respect’

This three-part series of classes is based on the simple philosophy that the process of learning another language leads inexorably to a growing understanding of the culture of the people whose language is being learnt, which in turn leads to a growing awareness of cultural differences that exist between us

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Afrobarometer training : 2015-07-21

Join the Afrobarometer team for a free full-day training on the usage of the Afrobarometer data on 20 August 2015 at the IJR.
 

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INTRODUCING "CHASING RAINBOWS" IN CELEBRATION OF YOUTH DAY IN SOUTH AFRICA : 2015-06-15

Art is a powerful tool for overcoming our divisive history and furthering efforts towards reconciliation. In this light, the song Chasing Rainbows, performed by two of our exceptionally creative alumni, Claude Van Wyk and Selena Dhillon, explore and invoke dialogue on the notion of reconciliation and the role it plays in the country today.

By purchasing the song here, you will also be supporting the IJR's work with youth!

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