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|

South Africa’s 22 Years of Democracy: Myth Busted

Commuters hang on to the outside of an overcrowded Metrorail passenger train in Soweto. Photo: Michel Bega South Africa celebrated its first democratic elections in 1994 which marked the end of political apartheid. This period was esteemed as the new dawn of a better life for the previously disadvantaged – [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

“The Autocrats Club”: Ensuring an Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa?

African Union leaders. Photo: PressTV This year, the AU enters its fifteenth year of existence, it is also the year in which the AU elected the fifth chairperson of the AUC, Chadian foreign minister, Moussa Faki Mahamat. Former chairpersons of the AUC have been perceived as ineffectual in resolving conflicts, [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

South Africa’s Perpetual Struggles with Reconciliation and Social Cohesion: “It’s The Economy, Stupid”

A contrast image of one of South Africa’s overlooked inequality, Imizamo Yethu Township next to the leafy Hout Bay suburb in Cape Town. Photo by: Johnny Miller Just as James Carville had used the phrase as one of the core messages to help president Bill Clinton get elected in the [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

Media Statement: Xenophobic Violence in Gauteng and the “March against immigrants” planned for Friday 24 February 2017

IJR Media Statement 21 February 2017 The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) strongly condemns the “March Against Immigrants” planned for 24th February 2017, and the recent outbreak of Afrophobic violence across South Africa. Between 2008 and 2016, South Africa witnessed unprecedented levels of violence against foreign nationals which resulted [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases|

The African Union at 15 Years: An Agenda for the New Chairperson of the AU Commission

INVITATION Tuesday 14th February 2017, 12.30 – 2pm IJR Offices, 105 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town 8001 The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) will host a Roundtable event, the African Union at 15 Years: An Agenda for the New Chairperson for AU Commission. In 2002, the African Union (AU) [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Events|

Press Release: A People’s State of the Nation Assessment, 7 February 2017

The State of the Nation Address (SONA) is to be delivered by the President at the annual opening of Parliament and focuses on current political and socio-economic state of the nation based on government assessments. But, we cannot assume that the address fully incorporates the views of the ordinary people [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases|
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