PRESS RELEASE: IJR publishes policy brief on public use of and trust in news sources

Attention Media Houses: For Immediate Release: Monday, 4 April 2020 PRESS RELEASE: IJR PUBLISHES POLICY BRIEF ON PUBLIC USE OF AND TRUST IN NEWS SOURCES To inform communication strategies during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) has published a new policy brief on South Africans’ use [...]

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Why total lockdown is a huge challenge for many of African cities?

Locking down entire cities and limiting movements of millions of people across the globe appears as one of the efficient strategies in efforts to limit the spread of the COVID-19. However, in the African context of informal economies, uncontrolled settlements, weak or inexistent health infrastructures as well as food insecurity, [...]

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Who decides the common good?

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” — John Philpot Curran (1750-1817), lawyer and statesman who championed Irish liberties. "If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” — James Madison, the fourth president [...]

By |Apr 3rd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |

Supporting Local Peacebuilding Initiatives in the Central African Republic

Former IJR Executive Director Dr Fanie Du Toit addresses trainees at a January 2020 workshop in Bangui,Central African Republic. Part of IJR and In Transformation Initiative's (ITI) collaborative efforts to strengthen the capacity of the country's Local Peace and Reconciliation Committee Network. Since independence, the Central African Republic [...]

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Peacebuilding Interventions Programme – April New 2020

Trust – Zimbabwe’s elusive currency IJR’s Dr Webster Zambara in Zimbabwe A recent working visit to Zimbabwe by IJR’s Dr Webster Zambara brought him to the stark reality on the prevailing situation on the ground – a deepening trust deficit. In a country that is facing its worst [...]

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Research and Policy Programme News – April 2020

In November 2019, two member of the Research and Policy team, Anyway Chingwete and Dominique Dryding, left for Angola to conduct two fieldworker training workshops and to observe fieldwork for the Round 8 Afrobarometer* survey in Angola. The size of Angola, the cost of transport and the language specifications per [...]

By |Apr 3rd, 2020|Categories: Newsletter|

Army, police may help stop the spread of Covid-19, but we must stay watchful of Big Brother

Like the fall of the Berlin wall or the stock market crash of 2008, the novel coronavirus, or Covid-19, is a pandemic that will likely have shattering and long-lasting consequences. This much is certain: the virus has devastated lives, disrupted markets and revealed to us the competence (or lack thereof) [...]

By |Apr 2nd, 2020|Categories: News|

Sustained Dialogues Programme – April 2020 News

IJR’s Danielle Hoffmeester talks to participants in Calitzdorp ’With these hands, we will rebuild our communities!’’ proclaimed Calitzdorp youth - fitting commitment by young people and elders alike, to rebuild, restore and plough back into our communities. Our individual and collective histories as well as our present-day realities [...]

By |Apr 2nd, 2020|Categories: Newsletter|

From the Field – Social Change Model

During February 2020, the Social Change Model (SCM) project traveled to the Free State and the Eastern Cape to meet with our ambassadors and explore potential synergies between our and their workplan for the year. It was imperative for our expectations and objectives to be aligned as far as possible [...]

By |Apr 2nd, 2020|Categories: Newsletter|
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