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Dr Webster Zambara’ analysis on upcoming elections on the African Continent

Dr Webster Zambara, Senior Project Leader of Peacebuilding Initiatives at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, does the weekly Africa report covering politics and economic developments on the continent. In this session, he talked about some of the upcoming elections in the #African continent, drawing special attention to countries heading to poll, Nigeria, DRC, Zimbabwe, Gabon, Liberia and Sierra [...]

Feb 2nd, 2023|

Online Event: Youth for Just peace for Ukraine and Africa

Invitation to participate in the online dialogue "Youth for Just peace for Ukraine and Africa" South African Universities Postgraduate students are invited to participate in the online Youth Dialogues with students from Ukraine. The event aims to allow students from different continents to reflect on the humanitarian crisis caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, countering the negative impact [...]

Jan 31st, 2023|

Young Women Peacebuilder Awardees: Liyema Bhengu

The Young Women Peacebuilder Awards was launched in December 2022. The IJR and its Partners would like to thank the following donors for making the awards possible: Embassy of Ireland, The Embassy of the Netherlands and UN Women. To learn more about the work of Liyema Bhengu, watch her video below and watch the recap from our Executive [...]

Jan 12th, 2023|

Young Women Peacebuilder Awardees: Bridget Moema

The Young Women Peacebuilder Awards was launched in December 2022. The IJR and its Partners would like to thank the following donors for making the awards possible: Embassy of Ireland, The Embassy of the Netherlands and UN Women. To learn more about the work of Bridget Moema, watch her video below and watch the recap from our Executive [...]

Jan 12th, 2023|

Young Women Peacebuilder Awardees: Amber Julius

The Young Women Peacebuilder Awards was launched in December 2022.The IJR and its Partners would like to thank the following donors for making the awards possible: Embassy of Ireland, The Embassy of the Netherlands and UN Women. To learn more about the work of Amber Julius, watch her video below and watch the recap from our Executive Director. [...]

Jan 11th, 2023|

Book Launch: Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in South Africa: The National Peace Accord 1990-1994 By Revd Dr Liz Carmichael MBE

On Friday the 14th of October, the IJR hosted the book launch of Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in South Africa: The National Peace Accord 1990-1994, authored by Oxford academic and former activist, Revd Dr Liz Carmichael MBE.

Dec 13th, 2022|

Faces and Traces: Paying Tribute to the Unsung Heroes

Storytelling has emerged as one of the methodologies that can be used to promote healing and reconciliation processes after years of violence, repression, or other forms of trauma that affect both individuals and communities, particularly after war or authoritarian rule. In effect, storytelling is a rich oral tradition found to be an effective healing intervention for societies that have suffered from atrocities that have generated trauma. The healing process happens when storytelling is linked to what can be described as narrative therapy, or when someone is giving a testimony of what they have endured.

Dec 13th, 2022|

Seasonal work tensions in the agriculture sector

The Masiphumelele community in Fish Hoek, Cape Town, were awarded the IJR 2007 Reconciliation Award. This community provided an example of what is possible when collaboration and a common sense of belonging were given a chance, between local communities and African foreign nationals. Given all the violence that accompanies the tensions between local communities and foreign nationals, it is [...]

Dec 13th, 2022|

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Afrobarometer Dispatch No. 519
Afrobarometer Dispatch No. 519

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

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Afrobarometer Dispatch No. 474

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Afrobarometer Dispatch No. 467

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Brave Conversations: A Guide for Inclusive Anti-Racism Dialogue

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No peace without peace of mind: The impact of violent conflict on individuals and society

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Civil Society Participation in Peacemaking and Mediation Support in the APSA

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