The IJR2023-10-26T10:00:44+02:00

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.



Position: Human Resources Officer Organisation: The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) Location: Cape Town, South Africa About the Organisation: The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation is a renowned Cape Town-based non-profit think tank, dedicated towards innovative peacebuilding initiatives across the African continent. With a geographically dispersed team of 33 professionals, the organisation, seeks an experienced Human Resources Officer [...]

November 23rd, 2023|

Terms of Reference: Content Production for the IJR Annual Report Draft (2023) 

Terms of Reference: Content Production for the IJR Annual Report Draft (2023)  Introduction: The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, is seeking the services of a skilled annual report content producer/service provider for the development of its annual report draft copy for the year 2023. Scope of Work: The selected service provider is [...]

November 21st, 2023|

Capacity Building for Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding in Africa

Violence has left a lasting mark on many African countries, revealing the urgent need for effective approaches to healing and rebuilding. With the ongoing conflicts within countries in the SAHEL and west-, southern and east African regions, the scars of history underscore the importance of transitional justice and peacebuilding initiatives. The violence that has affected countries across Africa points towards the need the importance of capacitating communities, on the African Union Transitional Justice Policy (AUTJP). Transitional Justice outlines a range of strategies to assist countries who need to address the historical violations of the past and to make the transition from violent conflict or authoritarian rule towards democratic governance.

October 10th, 2023|

Exploring the Complexities of Mozambique’s Insurgency: Insights from Community Perspectives

Mozambique, a country grappling with a persistent insurgency, has become the second case study for the OSISA project, titled "Shifting Narratives on Violent Extremism in Africa." As part of this project, the objective of a recent trip was to delve into community perspectives on the root causes of the insurgency, evaluate current approaches to addressing extremism, and analyse the potential for innovative strategies, including aspects of transitional justice. This article presents the key findings and takeaways from the research conducted in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province.

October 10th, 2023|

Building Brics for a Multipolar World Order

The recent successful 15th BRICS Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa, has established the foundation for the emergence emergence of a multipolar world order. African countries have been arguing and agitating for a transformation of the multilateral system to reflect the realities of the twenty-first century. There were more than 42 countries officially expressing an interest in joining the BRICS grouping and the recent inclusion of six, Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE), which includes major members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), is an indication that the formation is open to future expansion.

October 10th, 2023|

Observing Women’s Day in South Africa: Acknowledging Progress and Igniting Transformation

Annually, on August 9th, South Africa joins in unity to commemorate Women's Day. This day holds deep historical and cultural significance, paying tribute to the bravery, resilience, and strength of women across the nation. Beyond its role as a mere public holiday, Women's Day in South Africa stands as a compelling reminder of the ongoing struggle for gender equality and the continuous efforts required to foster an equitable and all-encompassing society.

October 10th, 2023|

The Role of Civil Society in the Just Energy Transition in South Africa

Introduction The energy sector plays a crucial role in the economic and social development of any country. However, the conventional energy sources such as coal, oil, and gas, which are the primary sources of energy in South Africa, have resulted in severe environmental and social problems. To address these issues, there has been a growing interest in a just [...]

October 10th, 2023|

Data for Governance Alliance launches advocacy manual and scorecard on access to courts to promote data-based efforts in Africa

The Data for Governance Alliance (D4GA), a consortium committed to promoting data-based advocacy and engagement between pan-African civil society organisations (CSOs) and African Union organs, has launched an advocacy manual and a scorecard on access to courts during COVID-19.

August 16th, 2023|

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