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Building fair, democratic, inclusive and peaceful societies in Africa.

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation shapes national approaches to transitional justice and reconciliation in Africa.



Fundraising and Business Development Intern

Fundraising and Business Development Intern The IJR seeks to employ a dynamic individual - already based in Cape Town - as the Fundraising and Business Development Intern. Starting date: 15 August 2022 (6 months) Salary: R7000 per month CLICK HERE TO APPLY Fundraising : Assist with regular monitoring of donor websites and undertaking desktop research, grant-making foundations, governments, and [...]

Jul 26th, 2022|

Grooming a new generation of practitioners: Putting youth in charge of Transitional Justice

On 12 and 13 May 2022, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) and the Southern Africa Youth Forum (SAYoF) co-hosted a two-day conference, funded by the Norwegian Embassy in SA, on The Role of Youth in Promoting Transitional Justice in Southern Africa. The hybrid conference physically gathered 40 youth leaders representing Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member states in Johannesburg, South Africa, while other attended via Zoom transmission.

Jul 18th, 2022|

Promoting democracy, governance, and human and people’s rights in Africa

The Data for Governance Alliance is a project supported by the European Union. It is administered by a consortium of five organisations: (i) Afrobarometer; (ii) Center for Democratic Development – Ghana (CDD-Ghana); (iii) Institute for Development Studies (IDS) – University of Nairobi; (iv) Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR); and (v) Laws. Africa – University of Cape Town

Jul 4th, 2022|

Human Development as a Pathway to Transformed and Peaceful Societies

In May, Inclusive Economies launched the second of its country-focused publications that investigates the links between human development and peace. With a focus on Zimbabwe, the research found inextricable links between governance, human development, and social cohesion. At the time of its independence, optimism abounded about Zimbabwe’s potential to become a model African state that would leverage its abundance [...]

Jul 4th, 2022|

Most South Africans prefer a closed economy, according to new Afrobarometer dispatch

A small majority of South Africans would prefer limitations on cross-border movement in the region, according to a new dispatch from Afrobarometer. Overall, many South Africans express a preference for a self-reliant economy, limiting the influence of international donors or financial institutions, and minimising the role of cross-border trade. The survey also probed South Africans’ perceptions of the country’s [...]

Jul 4th, 2022|

Eswatini – A Call for Inclusive Dialogue for Peace, Justice and Reconciliation

Cape Town, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 – Eswatini celebrates the Kingdom’s National Flag Day on 25 April every year. The day commemorates the anniversary of the national flag that was first hoisted in 1967, ahead of Independence in 1968. While there was so much hope and enthusiasm when the national flag was first hoisted, we note that the country is facing critical socio-economic and political challenges that threaten the basic freedoms and livelihoods of the majority of the citizens, including women, children and the vulnerable in society. 

Apr 26th, 2022|

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Latest Publications

Afrobarometer Dispatch No. 519
Afrobarometer Dispatch No. 519


 South African Reconciliation Barometers Survey: 2021 Report
South African Reconciliation Barometers Survey: 2021 Report


Afrobarometer Dispatch No. 474


Afrobarometer Dispatch No. 467


Brave Conversations: A Guide for Inclusive Anti-Racism Dialogue


Civil Society Participation in Peacemaking and Mediation Support in the APSA


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