News 2017-03-30T14:53:51+00:00


The 15th Annual Ashley Kriel Youth Memorial Lecture: Unravelling coloured Identities & Sensemaking with a people defined by erasure

The 15th annual Ashley Kriel Memorial Lecture commemorates the struggle and sacrifice of Ashley Kriel. A young man from Bonteheuwel - the quintessential representation of youth resistance – who fought in the struggle for freedom for all South Africans.

By | September 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

South African Youth Speak Through Visual Storytelling

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) invites you to My Views, Our Story: Youth Speak Through Visual Story-telling; a photo exhibition whereby South African youth explore concepts of justice and human dignity through the lens of a camera. The exhibition will be held at Kopano Nokeng, Bloemfontein on 28 September, 17:00 – 19:00.

By | September 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

A different time, a different place

The transition into a democratic dispensation had bodies such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) tasked to delve into the violence and human rights violations of the apartheid era.  It was a process that was not without flaws as it separated the systematic injustices and oppressions from human rights violations

By | September 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Gender-based violence: a continuum through womxn’s lives

South Africa's history is marred by brutality where violence was used as a legitimate means to acquire power, assert interests and address conflict. The normalisation of violence constructed a society in which violence became a mode of communication. It became a norm

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

Book Launch: When Political Transitions Work by Dr Fanie du Toit

Guest speakers include Miss Nomfundo Walaza and Professor Jonathan Jansen. This event will take place on Tuesday, 25 September 2018, between 17h30 and 19h30 at the Institution for Justice and Reconciliation, 105 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

By | August 30th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|

Creating Conversations on Gender Just Communities

Drawing from our work within South African communities, the IJR’s Gender Justice and Reconciliation project, housed in the Sustained Dialogues programme has developed a toolkit that we hope will enable people to facilitate difficult but important conversations on gender in safe and supported ways

By | August 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Displaced: Black and Queer by Ncumisa Mdlokolo – Film Screening

IJR invites you to a film screening of Displaced: Black and Queer by Ncumisa Mdlokolo, a film that explores the realities of trans* and queer lives and how those realities intersect with blackness in Africa

By | August 20th, 2018|Categories: Archive, Uncategorised|

On Magnus Malan, the TRC and white victimhood

The Malan case is a powerful, meta-type example of how white violence can become victimhood and therefore worthy of protection and defence. The narrative around victimhood is that whiteness and, white people particularly, are the primary victims. We go to extremes to find redeeming factors to protect them.

By | August 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , |

Statement on #TotalShutdown: Intersectional Women’s March Against Gender Based Violence

  On 1st August 2018, womxn, queers, and every marginalised gender identity and sexuality will take a stand against the violent patriarchy that subjects our lives to malicious surveillance, and our bodies to abuse and exploitation.Dressed in red and black, in one accord we will shout and cry out, “Our [...]

By | August 1st, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , |
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