IJR 2016 Annual Report Tender Notice & Brief

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa is looking for a service provider to propose an innovative layout and design for its 2016 annual report which will capture the relatively new IJR brand and present milestones from the previous year while reinforcing [...]

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

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|

Terms of Reference for setting up of a digital M&E system aligned to IJR’s new multi-year strategy 2017 – 2020

1. Introduction 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. [...]

By | February 10th, 2017|Categories: News|

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|

A People’s State of the Nation Assessment (Peoples’ SONA)

Media Briefing Invitation Tuesday 7th February 2017, 10.30am for 11am Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) offices 105 Hatfield Street, Gardens Cape Town, South Africa Why a People’s SONA? The State of the Nation Address, at the annual opening of Parliament, is an address to the nation by the President [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|Categories: Archive|

Where Do We Come From And Where Are We Going? – (Ex Quo Nos Et Quo Vadis)

The motto of the university I attended is “Respice, Prospice” (looking back, looking forward) which became real for students during the turbulent years of Apartheid to the dawning of the New South Africa.  It served as a reminder that while the past and present were filled with challenges being at [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: News|

SARB 2015 – Selected Findings: The Constitution And Respect For Mother Tongue Language, Cultural Practices

During December 2016, South Africa will be celebrating 20 years since the Constitution was signed by former President Nelson Mandela at Sharpeville, Vereeniging. This document – the supreme law of our country - underpins the democratic values of our society. The Constitution was regarded at the time of its promulgation [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: News|

2016’s Message To Humanity – Building Inclusive Societies Matters More Than Ever Before

We have an ethical responsibility, one human to another, to take seriously the gut-wrenching developments of 2016 and together chart a new course of human rights, peace, justice and dignity. Trumpism. Brexit. Duterte. Putin. Assad. ISIS. The ‘alt-right’. Post-fact journalism. Refugee exoduses. Xenophobia. On its own, each of these phenomenon [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: News|

Movement Art Provides New Pathways for Sustained Dialogue and Community Action

“Ninety percent of us were laughing the whole day! It is nice to be around such happiness.” “We have been ‘doing fun’...and now my mind is free.” “My mind is so clear I can think about other things. [Now I can] dream on!” “Speaking is healing.” “My mind is healed.” [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: News|

20 Years of the SA Constitution – People, Institutions and Rights: Sometimes Hope gets quite tired

IJR and KAS cordially invites you to a morning briefing on findings from the 2015 SA Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) Survey and 2016 SARB Mobile Survey, titled: 20 Years of the SA Constitution - People, Institutions and Rights: Sometimes Hope gets quite tired. Thursday, 8 December 2016 from 9h30 - 12h00 at the IJR offices.

By | November 24th, 2016|Categories: News|

Physical mobility and social mobility: Selected findings from the 2015 SARB Survey

Ensuring that people have access to the resources they need to achieve their goals, and are able to work to the goals they have in their lives, is important for creating a society where social mobility is possible. Elnari Potgieter, Project Leader for the South Africa Reconciliation Barometer at IJR, punts the importance of physical mobility.

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: News|

Un-Learning Patriachy: The Case of United Nations Peacekeeper Rape

It is evident that confronting the phenomenon of UN peacekeeping rape head-on is an urgent matter, which has been swept under the carpet by the organisation for the last decade. Tim Murithi, Head of the Justice and Reconciliation in Africa Programme at IJR, shares his views and concerns on the untold suffering and brutality on innocent civilians by United Nations (UN) peacekeepers.

By | November 13th, 2016|Categories: News|

IJR Adds Social Dialogue for Agriculture to its Programme’s Portfolio

In August 2016, IJR welcomed a new project to its portfolio titled, Social Dialogue for Agriculture (SDA) under the Building an Inclusive Society programme. Megan Roberts is Project Leader for the Social Dialogue for Agriculture Project at IJR, notes that while the SDA is still in its pilot phase, the successful implementation of the initiative carries the potential for significant learnings and the development of new tools that could be used not only in the agriculture sector but in many other sectors of South African society.

By | November 12th, 2016|Categories: News|

Student protests valid in the face of backlash

Students around the country, through various campus movements, have objected to the ways in which the present remains trapped by the past and how current inequalities and injustices particularly in education, are still being perpetuated through institutions and organisations in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Eleanor du Plooy, Project Leader for Ashley Kriel Youth Leadership Development Project at IJR shares her views and recommendations on why the issues raised by the students should be addressed.

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: News|