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STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR THE FAMILY OF LENNOX GARANE

Friday, January 18, 19 The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation [IJR], the Dullah Omar Institute [DOI], the Public Service Accountability Monitor [PSAM}, the Parliamentary Monitoring Group [PMG] and a growing number of civil society organisations have noted with serious concern the recent Protest Suicide of Lennox Mzuhleli Garane, Section Manager: [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Forum for Accountability for the Parliament Administration

INVITATION TO PUBLIC FORUM Notable persons, civil society organisations, public policy experts; social justice activists working in the field of public accountability and the Constitution are invited to participate in the forum to discuss the crisis in the Parliament Administration and its national consequences. The Parliamentary Gallery Association [PGA] is [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: News|

Head of Sustained Dialogues Programme

The vision of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) is to contribute to building fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa. As a think tank with roots in applied research as well as in grassroots communities, the IJR has earned a reputation for innovative data analysis, bold policy suggestions [...]

By | January 16th, 2019|Categories: News|

Head of Fundraising and Communications

Job title:     Head of Fundraising and Communications Objective:     As point person for all strategic and fundraising matters, the Head of Fundraising and Communications owns, develops, optimises and drives all fundraising and communications processes of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR). Responsibilities: Departmental leadership Develop and communicate department’s [...]

By | January 16th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Anglophone crisis in Cameroon worsens the security situation in the Central Africa region

By Webster Zambara The recent election in Cameroon in which the long-serving octogenarian Paul Biya retained the presidency to extend his 36-year reign (by another 7 years) were marred by allegations of massive fraud, intimidation and low voter turnout. Nationally, only 54% of registered voters turned up. And in the [...]

By | December 18th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

The Land Question in the South African and Colombian Peace Processes

By Jonathan Cannard In November 2016 the Colombian government of President Juan Manuel Santos signed an agreement with the largest Colombian left-wing guerrilla organisation, ending a fifty-four year civil conflict. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army, known by its Spanish acronym FARC-EP, had waged the longest guerrilla struggle in [...]

By | December 18th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

White guilt doesn’t help anyone. It’s an unproductive endeavour that simply centres whiteness and is violent to Black and Brown people

By Ayesha Fakie Working in social justice especially in antiracism to form collective efforts to dismantle white oppression requires, many times, that we educate on the origins of white supremacy. While many know, especially in South Africa, a land infamous for Apartheid, that racism is a problem, the collective conscious, [...]

By | December 18th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

2018 in Review

2018 has been an epic year and in many respects. South Africa had to contend with a number of issues from the rise of Cyril Ramamphosa as the State President, to the discourses on land expropriation without compensation and the devastating reality of corruption, particularly through state capture.

By | December 18th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

The need for memorialisation in South Africa

Around South Africa there are many statues of struggle heroes and museums that contribute to commemorating a part of our divided history. Some would say that we do not need such depictions of our past, others say it is part of remembrance and collective memory is important to truth and [...]

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Violent tactics undermine public trust in police

The National Planning Commission (NPC) noted this particular issue with regards to policing in South Africa in their 2011 report: "The decision to demilitarize the police force, moving away from its history of brutality, was a goal of transformation after 1994. The remilitarization of the police in recent years has not garnered [...]

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|
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