Statement in Response to Everyday Injustices #Coligny #Karabo

Recent injustices have, once again, highlighted deeply-entrenched and systemic issues of racism as well as violent masculinities as a result of patriarchy and the normalisation of violence in South Africa. The murder of 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu in the town of Coligny in the North-West Province and the brutal murder of [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Freedom and Workers’ Rights: More closely Intertwined than mere Calendar Proximity

Workers protesting Photo: SA History Online International Workers’ Day is celebrated globally on 1 May every year. In South Africa, where it follows so closely after Freedom Day on 27 April, it takes on a more nuanced meaning. Both days are imbued with meaning and symbolism. May Day, as it [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

Can we even imagine a pro-poor economy? What does it look like?

An image of hands on the globe. Taken from SME South Africa “The failure to transform the structure of our economy has given oxygen to elite demagogues who want to seize the commanding heights of the economy for selfish accumulation agendas, in the name of the people, as other avenues [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

On humility, accountability and narratives of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence

Young child covering face photo: ladyenews It has become almost commonplace to note that “rape is a weapon of war”. It is a feature of mediatized representations of sexual violence in conflict, it characterises such policy and legal frameworks as the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

Freedom Day: A chance for South Africa to celebrate, remember and reflect

By: Elnari Potgieter, SARB Project Leader South Africa’s Freedom Day Annually, South Africa celebrates Freedom Day on 27 April in commemoration of the country’s first democratic election that took place on this day in 1994. This election, and its outcomes, paved the way towards a new democratic dispensation and a [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: News|

IJR Statement on the South African Government reshuffle

Media Statement: 31 March 2017 Following last night’s cabinet reshuffle, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) joins other civil society organisations in their call for active citizenship to defend transparent and accountable democracy. The retention of poor performing ministers, such as Min. Bathabile Dlamini, who two weeks ago have [...]

By | March 31st, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

Statement on Human Rights Day

Most public holidays in South Africa hold great historic significance as they serve as remembrances of a painful history as well as reminders of the long road ahead. Human Rights Day is one such day that serves as a moment of reflection & commemoration for those who lost their lives [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

Seeing the ‘Other’ & being the ‘Other’

The Anti-Racism Network of South Africa (ARNSA) is an alliance of organisations working to respond to racism in South Africa. The Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation facilitated the formation of ARNSA and currently serve as the secretariat. On Wednesday, 22nd March 2017, 10h00 – 12h00 the Western Cape Chapter of [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Categories: Events, News|
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