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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With South Africa's fifth national elections around the corner, this edition asks whether politicking, by its very nature, has to be polarising.
Read about the IJR’s 2013 South African Reconciliation Barometer as well as this year’s Reconciliation Award. We also look at a Policy Workshop and Regional Consultation held by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and IJR.
Tender to conduct an external evaluation : 2014-03-07
IJR is looking for a service provider to conduct an external evaluation of its work over the past 2 years. Closing date for submission of proposals is the 17 March 2014.
Freedom to Create Change: IJR is looking for 30 young, energetic and vibrant youths from the Western Cape : 2014-02-26
Youth between 16 and 30 years old, living in the Western Cape, are invited to apply to participate in a five-day youth camp, followed by six leadership development workshops.
Tell us what freedom means to you and what role you think the youth has to play.
Closing date is 1 April 2014. Click on the arrows to find out more.
Transformation Audit 2013: Confronting Exclusion : 2014-02-11
This latest edition of the Transformation Audit, titled ‘Confronting Exclusion’, focuses on exclusion but, as in previous years, also prioritises the search for inclusive economic policy and future strategies to address it. By looking at each of the four chapter areas, it seeks to find answers to the challenge of a society in which the promise of true freedom and equal rights will remain only that until people feel equipped to be in charge of their own destiny and that of their children.
Multimedia: Perspectives on Reconciliation in South Sudan : 2014-02-03
Three top civil society leaders from Jonglei, South Sudan, share their vision of a peaceful, united and reconciled country, in these interviews, filmed in November 2013 at a workshop titled "Enhancing Community-led Reconciliation in Jonglei, South Sudan".
Donations to IJR are tax deductible : 2014-01-22
The South African government acknowledges that non profit organisations are increasingly dependent upon the generosity of the public and encourages this generosity by providing its citizens with a tax deduction for all donations made.
Donations made to the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (registered non profit organisation number: 992615308) can be claimed as a deduction on registered South African tax payers’ 2014 income tax returns.
With the end of the South African Tax Season 2013/2014 fast approaching, please make your tax deductable donation today to help us build fair, democratic and inclusive societies.
Visit us here to make your secure online donation and we will provide you with a Section 18A certificate to include on your income tax return or see our banking details below:
Account Name: Institute for Justice and Reconciliation
Account Number: 071524355
Account Type: Cheque
Bank: The Standard Bank of South Africa
Branch code: 02-50-09-00
For more information contact us on:
tel: (021) 202 4071
Mandela : 2013-12-06
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela devoted his adult life to the struggle for freedom, and his golden years to leading the way for reconciliation. We may, through his passing, have lost the father of the South African nation, an incomparable Pan-African mediator, and a global icon for peace, but from his life we have gained the experience of true leadership and the legacy of a selfless statesman. The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation joins the rest of the world in mourning the passing of our beloved Tata Madiba and will remain eternally mindful that our work took root from his vision for liberation and continued commitment to the safeguarding thereof.