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Creating communities that are safer for all gender identities beyond 16 Days of Activism

By |2019-11-25T13:38:53+02:00Nov 25th, 2019|Categories: News|

This year marks 21 years since South Africa launched its first 16 Days of Activism campaign in 1998. This campaign calls for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and children. Each year, the South African government has a theme for the 16 Days campaign. These themes often echo current discourse on the crisis and [...]

Reconciliation Award 2019: The Art of Reconciliation

By |2019-12-03T12:15:57+02:00Nov 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|

On the 19th of November 2019, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and the A4 Arts Foundation co-hosted the Reconciliation Award ceremony under the theme - The Art of Reconciliation. We celebrated and honoured those who use art as a tool of driving reconciliation and social cohesion. The Reconciliation Award 2019 recipients are Lalela Project and Neliswa Dludla, Founder and Director [...]

Visualising Change

By |2019-11-19T14:27:38+02:00Nov 19th, 2019|Categories: News|

Human beings live through stories. For evidence of this we need not look further than the past hour of our own lives. In the span of 60 minutes, a plethora of scenarios might have played itself out in your imagination: perhaps you were mentally rehearsing a conversation you anticipated with your boss. Or you called in [...]

How the arts can be used as a tool for social justice

By |2019-11-19T13:31:02+02:00Nov 19th, 2019|Categories: News|

When we consider ways to initiate social change, we frequently favour legislative changes and enactments. We think of political activism and agitation as mechanisms of social justice. We emphasise fund-raising and other forms of financial assistance. And we volunteer our time and services for the greater good, confident that it will make a dent in the [...]

Are you satisfied with how your child’s school deals with racism?

By |2019-10-30T11:46:10+02:00Oct 30th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation is holding a series of racism workshops for teachers at schools in the Western Cape.How confident are you in the ability of your child's school to deal with incidents of racism? Local organisation the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation says it's responding to concerns from schools in the Western Cape [...]


By |2019-10-16T09:47:37+02:00Oct 16th, 2019|Categories: News, Vacancies|

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was founded in the wake of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and promotes fair, democratic, and inclusive societies in post-conflict states across Africa. The South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) is a national survey-based public opinion project, located in the IJR’s Research and Policy Unit in Cape Town. [...]

MEDIA RELEASE: The Institute For Justice And Reconciliation proudly present its 16th annual Ashley Kriel Memorial Youth Lecture 2019

By |2019-10-07T12:51:02+02:00Oct 7th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

Media Release: 7 October 2019 THE INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION (IJR) PROUDLY PRESENTS ITS 16th ANNUAL ASHLEY KRIEL MEMORIAL YOUTH LECTURE 2019 Dying to be men: A new Generation of manhood  Venue:             Bonteheuwel Secondary School Date:               Thursday, 17 October 2019 Time:               18h30 – 20h00   FREE ENTRY, ALL WELCOME In 1987, at just [...]

PRESS RELEASE: The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation to host a three day Gender Indaba in Cape Town

By |2019-10-07T10:38:09+02:00Oct 7th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

  Attention Media Houses: For Immediate Release 07 October 2019 The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation to host a three day Gender Indaba in Cape Town The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation will host a 3 - day Gender Indaba on the nexus between gender justice and reconciliation, and explore intersectional approaches to the creating and [...]

Africa must find its own identity and unite!

By |2019-09-30T11:47:38+02:00Sep 30th, 2019|Categories: News|

The World Economic Forum on Africa that was recently held in South Africa was dominated by a sideshow: acts of xenophobic violence were spreading from Gauteng into other provinces and across borders. The tense atmosphere was further heightened by the country mourning the gruesome murder of University of Cape Town student, Uyinene Mrwetyana. The dream of [...]

Youth should help shape future of SA

By |2019-09-27T11:17:58+02:00Sep 27th, 2019|Categories: News|

Giving young people an opportunity to take part in shaping the future of South Africa is called for as the Youth Identity Project Conference is underway in Vryburg, North West. The project is closing off with a book launch on Friday 27 September and members of the public are invited to attend. A group of 45 [...]