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Appointment of Acting Executive Director

The board of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jan Hofmeyr as Acting Executive Director with immediate effect until June 2021. Jan replaces the late Mr. Stan Henkeman, who passed due to Covid-19 complications last December. The institute will start with [...]

By |Jan 19th, 2021|Categories: News|

Media Statement on the Passing of IJR Board Member, Prof Lovell Fernandez

Attention Media Houses: For Immediate Release 19 December 2020 Media Statement on the Passing of IJR Board Member, Prof Lovell Fernandez The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) notes with sadness the passing away of Prof Lovell Fernandez, a member of the IJR Board of Directors, on Friday, 18th December. [...]

By |Dec 19th, 2020|Categories: News|

Media Statement on the Passing of Stanley Henkeman

Attention Media Houses: For Immediate Release 19 December 2020 Media Statement on the Passing of Stanley Henkeman It is with profound sadness that the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) announces the passing of its executive director, Mr Stanley Henkeman yesterday afternoon, the 18th of December 2020, following complications related [...]

By |Dec 19th, 2020|Categories: News|

Implementing the African Union transitional justice policy: Prospects and challenges

The crises around our continent do not seem to have decreased after the initial promise of the range of policy frameworks that we have adopted as an African continent. Most recently, the crisis in Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, which pits the government against a resurgent Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLP), has led to more than 40,000 refugees fleeing into the neighbouring Sudan, and untold casualties of war.

By |Dec 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

The growing importance of inclusive development in fostering peace – Reflections from inclusive economies as we look towards 2021

Over the course of 2020, the preservation of economic security took centre stage as businesses and people were hard hit by a series of lockdowns intended to slow the spread of Covid-19. Sadly, economic insecurity increased as those forced to the margins constituted an ever-growing portion of our society.

By |Dec 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

Year-end thoughts from Jan Hofmeyr: Acting executive director

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation is committed to the building of fair, democratic and inclusive societies. Due to its roots in South Africa’s transition of the early 1990s, the organisation has over the past two decades concentrated its pursuit of this vision on post-conflict societies in the midst of transitional justice processes across Africa. In recent years it has increasingly been called upon to share this experience in similar contexts further abroad.

By |Dec 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

An Unorganised Response to an Organised Crime

Image: Bill Oxford (Unsplash) Human trafficking is not a new phenomenon, but rather one that has recently captured the public’s attention as conspiracy theories move into the mainstream and kidnappings become ever more prevalent in South Africa (SA). While quantifying the crime is a statistical and elusive nightmare, we can [...]

By |Nov 25th, 2020|Categories: News|

US Election: Why did the polls get it wrong – again?

US Election: Why did the polls get it wrong – again? The biggest loser of the US election was neither the Democratic Party nor Republican Party, it was the polling industry. Pre-election polls once again predicted a comfortable win for the Democratic nominee Joe Biden, but the contest is proving [...]

By |Nov 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

Trust – A Missing Ingredient in the COVID-19 Vaccine

On the 9th of November, pharmaceutical developer Pfizer announced the most promising results from a COVID-19 vaccine trial to date, claiming that their vaccine appears to be over 90% effective in preventing viral infection. This release is based on the preliminary results of trials taking place in over 40 000 [...]

By |Nov 17th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |
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