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Afrobarometer 2018 survey 3rd South Africa data release

By | 2019-02-11T12:44:51+00:00 Feb 11th, 2019|Categories: News|

Afrobarometer and partners cordially invite you to attend the release of the Afrobarometer 2018 survey data on South African’s assessments of their personal economic conditions, lived poverty and perceptions of the country’s economic conditions and overall direction. This will be the third release of Afrobarometer round 7 data on South Africa. This release event will include [...]

IJR endorses letter by former TRC Commissioners

By | 2019-02-08T14:52:02+00:00 Feb 8th, 2019|Categories: News|

Inquiry needed into political interference in post-TRC prosecutions - Sooka & Ntsebeza Former Commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Office of Yasmin Sooka Foundation for Human Rights His Excellency, President Cyril Ramaphosa Private Office of President Tuynhuys (Cape Town) CC. Honourable Minister Mike Masutha Deputy Minister John Jeffery 5 February 2019 Dear Mr. President, CALL FOR [...]

Conversations about the past are crucial, but when and how also matter

By | 2019-02-08T10:46:13+00:00 Feb 8th, 2019|Categories: News|

South Africa will continue to be a country that promises much but shows little because of our unwillingness to have honest conversations about how the past is robbing us from a peaceful future, writes Stanley Henkeman. Human beings have since time immemorial tried to make sense of pain and loss of life. When lives are lost because [...]


By | 2019-01-18T14:31:29+00:00 Jan 18th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Friday, January 18, 19 The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation [IJR], the Dullah Omar Institute [DOI], the Public Service Accountability Monitor [PSAM}, the Parliamentary Monitoring Group [PMG] and a growing number of civil society organisations have noted with serious concern the recent Protest Suicide of Lennox Mzuhleli Garane, Section Manager: Multilateral Relations in International Relations and [...]

Forum for Accountability for the Parliament Administration

By | 2019-01-18T14:33:01+00:00 Jan 18th, 2019|Categories: News|

INVITATION TO PUBLIC FORUM Notable persons, civil society organisations, public policy experts; social justice activists working in the field of public accountability and the Constitution are invited to participate in the forum to discuss the crisis in the Parliament Administration and its national consequences. The Parliamentary Gallery Association [PGA] is invited to reflect on its role [...]

Head of Sustained Dialogues Programme

By | 2019-01-21T14:32:55+00:00 Jan 16th, 2019|Categories: News|

The vision of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) is to contribute to building fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa. As a think tank with roots in applied research as well as in grassroots communities, the IJR has earned a reputation for innovative data analysis, bold policy suggestions and in-depth grassroots reconciliation work. The [...]

Head of Fundraising and Communications

By | 2019-01-16T09:08:37+00:00 Jan 16th, 2019|Categories: News|

Job title:     Head of Fundraising and Communications Objective:     As point person for all strategic and fundraising matters, the Head of Fundraising and Communications owns, develops, optimises and drives all fundraising and communications processes of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR). Responsibilities: Departmental leadership Develop and communicate department’s annual targets and work plan. Manage [...]

The need for memorialisation in South Africa

By | 2018-12-10T10:21:42+00:00 Dec 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Around South Africa there are many statues of struggle heroes and museums that contribute to commemorating a part of our divided history. Some would say that we do not need such depictions of our past, others say it is part of remembrance and collective memory is important to truth and justice. Memorialisation, put another way, is [...]

Violent tactics undermine public trust in police

By | 2018-12-10T10:13:51+00:00 Dec 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

The National Planning Commission (NPC) noted this particular issue with regards to policing in South Africa in their 2011 report: "The decision to demilitarize the police force, moving away from its history of brutality, was a goal of transformation after 1994. The remilitarization of the police in recent years has not garnered greater community respect for police officers, [...]

Request for Bids for an Afrobarometer National Partner in eSwatini to Conduct an Afrobarometer Round 8 Survey

By | 2018-12-04T13:12:17+00:00 Dec 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Afrobarometer is inviting bids from organizations interested in serving as the National Partner (NP)for eSwatini. Under Afrobarometer’s direction, the selected NP will conduct a nationally representative sample survey of the adult population of eSwatini