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Intensifying Economic Insecurity may threaten South Africa’s Social Cohesion

By |2021-02-19T14:11:19+02:00Feb 19th, 2021|Categories: News|

A brutal pandemic, anaemic growth, huge job losses and an increasingly austere state have converged to create a sense of perpetual anxiety among millions of South Africans. When it struck, the country was ill-prepared to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Poor service delivery, weak oversight institutions and a depleted fiscus ensured that the state’s social capital [...]

Media Statement on the Passing of IJR Board Member, Prof Lovell Fernandez

By |2021-02-22T10:00:50+02:00Dec 19th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

Attention Media Houses: For Immediate Release 19 December 2020 Media Statement on the Passing of IJR Board Member, Prof Lovell Fernandez The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) notes with sadness the passing away of Prof Lovell Fernandez, a member of the IJR Board of Directors, on Friday, 18th December. Prof Fernandez, a leading legal scholar [...]

Media Statement on the Passing of Stanley Henkeman

By |2021-02-22T10:01:11+02:00Dec 19th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

Attention Media Houses: For Immediate Release 19 December 2020 Media Statement on the Passing of Stanley Henkeman It is with profound sadness that the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) announces the passing of its executive director, Mr Stanley Henkeman yesterday afternoon, the 18th of December 2020, following complications related to the Covid-19 virus. Stan made [...]

US Election: Why did the polls get it wrong – again?

By |2020-11-17T11:58:48+02:00Nov 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

US Election: Why did the polls get it wrong – again? The biggest loser of the US election was neither the Democratic Party nor Republican Party, it was the polling industry. Pre-election polls once again predicted a comfortable win for the Democratic nominee Joe Biden, but the contest is proving to be much closer than experts [...]

Trust – A Missing Ingredient in the COVID-19 Vaccine

By |2020-11-17T11:52:59+02:00Nov 17th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |

On the 9th of November, pharmaceutical developer Pfizer announced the most promising results from a COVID-19 vaccine trial to date, claiming that their vaccine appears to be over 90% effective in preventing viral infection. This release is based on the preliminary results of trials taking place in over 40 000 people across six countries, including in [...]

Former IJR Fellow Appointed as UN Special Advisor on Prevention of Genocide

By |2020-11-11T13:51:18+02:00Nov 11th, 2020|Categories: News|

IJR wishes to express our sincere congratulations to Ms. Alice Wairimu Nderitu of Kenya on her appointment as the new United Nations Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide. Ms. Nderitu is a former Transitional Justice Fellow at IJR, and is well known in the field of peacebuilding and violence prevention both in her home country, [...]

Bailing out state-owned enterprises will come at the cost of social cohesion and protecting society’s marginalised

By |2020-11-13T09:38:33+02:00Nov 6th, 2020|Categories: News|

Material injustice continues to haunt South Africa’s pursuit of an inclusive, reconciled post-apartheid society. The results of the 2019 round of the South African Reconciliation Barometer, a national public opinion survey by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, confirms this in its finding that one in three South Africans believe the biggest disruption to social cohesion in [...]

IJR congratulates the World Food Programme on the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

By |2020-10-13T12:55:30+02:00Oct 13th, 2020|Categories: News|

IJR would like to offer our sincere congratulations to the World Food Programme for winning the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize! Conflict is one of the biggest drivers of the worldwide hunger plight, yet while our communities live in poverty and inequality without the ability to meet their basic needs, pursuing peace and reconciliation will remain a [...]

Africa’s Democratic Decay

By |2020-10-05T17:16:47+02:00Sep 24th, 2020|Categories: News|

The optimism washed in by the third wave of democracy has seen a receding tide and with it a gradual decay of democratic institutions. Across the continent, we are forced to uncouple the terms ‘democracy’ from ‘freedom’ and ‘democratic institutions’. Whilst many African countries continue to uphold the mirage of an electoral democracy, it takes a [...]

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