The NDP vision of a professional and well-resourced police service has not been realised, affecting social cohesion and public trust. by MIKHAIL MOOSA AND GARETH NEWHAM The National Development Plan (NDP) presented a vision that by 2030, “The police service [should be] a well-resourced, professional institution staffed by highly skilled officers who value their work, serve [...]
Unless American society addresses the foundational trauma that is concretised deep within the edifice of the construction of the nation-state, and the violence, suppression and subjugation of Native Americans and the enslavement of African-Americans transported against their will, then the attacks on not only Asian-Americans but other American ‘tribes’ will continue. The continuing epidemic of racist [...]
Invitation: Conflict Transformation in a Multipolar World: Perspectives from South Africa | 10 May15:00 CET/SAST
The international actors’ landscape in conflict transformation and peacebuilding is changing and becoming increasingly multipolar. In this event series, the Berghof Foundation aims to explore the implications of these developments for the work in our sector. We will focus on countries with distinct approaches to conflict transformation who have yet received comparatively limited attention among peacebuilding communities in Western Europe and North America, while playing increasingly important roles in regional and international peacebuilding endeavours.
Description: The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was founded in 2000 in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and with the purpose of building of fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa. We are an independent organisation located at the interface between civil society and academia. We employ a diverse team of professionals [...]
Background and Context: The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) is a Pan-African organization, based in Cape Town, South Africa, which works with governments, inter-governmental and civil society actors to build fair, inclusive and democratic societies. The Pan-African Reconciliation Network (PAREN), was established by the IJR’s Peacebuilding Interventions Programme, to convene and sustain a continental and [...]
Call for proposals to conduct 2021 South African Reconciliation Barometer survey March 2021 Introduction The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) is an independent, non-governmental organisation established in 2000 in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), with the aims of ensuring that the lessons of South Africa’s successful transition to democracy remain fundamental [...]
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) mourns the passing of one of its first staff members, Cecyl Esau. A former struggle stalwart and Robben Island inmate, Cecyl will be remembered by his contemporaries for the mobilisation of communities in the fight against apartheid. Unlike many of his comrades who entered public office after 1994, Cecyl [...]
Join us for an online screening and conversation about the film "Steek My Weg or Hide Me". The documentary Seek My Weg focuses on the community of Smitsville in Barrydale of the Western Cape, and highlights the profound and enduring psychosocial consequences of forced removals. This online conversation will unpack the brutalities of white supremacy and [...]
Are you a postgraduate student (or have recently graduated) with a flair for numbers, and want to develop your political analysis skills in a dynamic South African non-profit organization that works in several countries across Africa? The Research & Policy unit of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) invites applications for a paid internship from [...]
Report Launch:Report on Civil Society Participation in Peace-Making and Mediation Support in the APSA: Insights on the AU, ECOWAS and SADC.
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in collaboration with the German Corporation for Development Cooperation invites you to the launch event: Report on Civil Society Participation in Peace-Making and Mediation Support in the APSA: Insights on the AU, ECOWAS and SADC. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 25 February 2021 Download the report here: https://bit.ly/3aHgnNt