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Prof Cheryl Hendricks: Remarks at the Data for Governance Alliance Southern Africa Convening

By |2022-10-07T11:28:03+02:00Oct 7th, 2022|Categories: News, Uncategorised|

Southern African edition of the stakeholder engagement on governance, democracy, and human rights in Africa, Cape Town 6 October 2022 Prof. Cheryl Hendricks Distinguished Guests, Representatives of the African Union, Representatives of the Data for Governance Alliance, Representatives of Civil Society, Colleagues, good afternoon. Apologies that I have not been able to be here with you [...]

Research Conference: “SADC Mission in Mozambique: Interrogating Regional Interventionism”

By |2022-08-23T13:32:13+02:00Aug 23rd, 2022|Categories: Events|

The Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa (IDCPPA), situated at the University of Cape Town (UCT), will convene a one-day Research Conference on “SADC Mission in Mozambique: Interrogating Regional Interventionism” on Wednesday 19th October 2022, at the IDCPPA and Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR) Seminar Room in the Leslie Social Science Building, [...]

Is the Central African Republic at risk from violent extremism?

By |2022-03-29T11:10:14+02:00Mar 24th, 2022|Categories: News|

The threat of Boko Haram and the Islamic State in the African continent is on the rise. Previously limited to a few select countries, it is now expanding into parts of the east, west and centre of the continent. Poor governance, alienation and marginalisation are among the well-known drivers, while a sense of belonging and relevance are amongst the pull [...]

Work against anti-foreigner sentiment

By |2022-03-29T11:13:57+02:00Mar 23rd, 2022|Categories: News|

Always latent, xenophobic tensions in South Africa are once again threatening to boil to the surface. The flames of this latest wave appear to be fanned by opportunistic actors seeking to exploit the current confluence of economic and political uncertainty, against the backdrop of the multiple traumas inflicted by the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the most [...]

IJR Statement on Anti-Racism Week

By |2022-03-29T23:07:21+02:00Mar 17th, 2022|Categories: News, Press Releases|Tags: , , |

14 – 21 MARCH 2022 This week is Anti-Racism week. The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) reaffirms our commitment to dismantling racism at all levels of society. Every year, Anti-Racism week aims to create public awareness and momentum around racism and how it affects individuals and the broader society. As current events continue to show, [...]

Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) Media Statement on the Neil Aggett Ruling

By |2022-03-29T23:08:29+02:00Mar 9th, 2022|Categories: News|

Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday 8 March 2022 – The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation welcomes the decision on Friday 4th March by Justice Motsamai Makume in the Johannesburg High Court, who ruled that the death of Neil Aggett was not an accident. The original inquest into the matter found that no-one was to blame and [...]

Attention all media houses: For immediate release

By |2022-03-29T23:06:57+02:00Mar 7th, 2022|Categories: News|

INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION (IJR) MEDIA STATEMENT OF THE RUSSIAN-UKRANIAN-NATO CRISIS Cape Town, South Africa, Monday 7th March 2022 – The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) strongly condemns war in all contexts. The indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians in Ukraine by the armed forces of the Russian Federation is unacceptable. It appeals to the [...]

Unshackle the Constitution from a constricting political culture

By |2022-02-23T11:46:25+02:00Feb 23rd, 2022|Categories: News|

Prompted by what US President Joe Biden described as “sustained and alarming challenges to democracy [and] universal human rights” the country hosted the first Summit for Democracy in December last year to address what Biden termed “the defining challenge of our time.” His concern is not misplaced. Globally, democracy is facing a deepening legitimacy crisis. Amid the disruptive [...]

Youth perspectives on Mozambique’s insurgency: Is inclusive governance the key to stopping it?

By |2022-03-29T11:16:27+02:00Feb 3rd, 2022|Categories: News|

Efforts to contain the ongoing conflict in Mozambique appear to be losing ground. According to reports, Niassa province is now likely to become the next frontier of insurgent activity by the Islamist group Ahlu-Sunna Wa-Jama’a (ASWJ). This comes amid offensives by troops from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Rwanda in Cabo Delgado, the birthplace [...]

Survey: Half of all South Africans have been unable to pay debts during last six months, blame Covid-19

By |2022-01-27T12:47:20+02:00Jan 27th, 2022|Categories: News|

Cape Town - Nearly half of all South Africans have been unable to pay their debts or have lost income during the past six months, according to the 2021 SA Reconciliation Barometer (SARB). The 2021 SARB is a nationally representative public-opinion survey conducted by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) and aims to provide a [...]

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