White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism

By | 2019-10-18T10:13:16+02:00 Oct 18th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Social Justice Agency in partnership with Institute for Justice and Reconciliation are hosting Dr Robin DiAngelo from the USA for a social justice engagement within the corporate, academic and social sphere. Dr Robin DiAngelo work as a diversity trainer, facilitator, lecturer amongst other things. Her book titled “White Fragility" is a New York Times best [...]


By | 2019-10-16T09:47:37+02:00 Oct 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. [...]

Africa must find its own identity and unite!

By | 2019-09-30T11:47:38+02:00 Sep 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+02:00 Sep 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 [...]


By | 2019-09-20T13:44:19+02:00 Sep 20th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Dear Media Colleague, Attention Media Houses: For Immediate Release 20 September 2019 PRESS RELEASE AND MEDIA INVITE Book Launch: IJR to launch collection of poems, short stories and non-fictional pieces at the Youth Identity Conference in Vryburg on 27 September 2019 The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) hereby invites members of the media and the [...]

The Prospects for Social Cohesion, Healing and Reconciliation in Zimbabwe: Putting the NPRC to task

By | 2019-09-18T12:17:54+02:00 Sep 16th, 2019|Categories: News|

Abstract Forty years after independence from Britain, Zimbabwe is burdened by a history of violence and trauma whose effects continue to impede on efforts to build a socially cohesive and reconciled developmental state. A number of national attempts through policies and processes to promote peace and national reconciliation have, for various reasons, not succeeded to bridge [...]

IJR Media Statement: The Passing Away of Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Former President of Zimbabwe

By | 2019-09-06T16:32:32+02:00 Sep 6th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Attention Media Houses: For Immediate Release                                                                                                     [...]

The Death of Uyinene Mrwetyana and Sexual and Gender Based Violence in South Africa

By | 2019-09-05T14:05:29+02:00 Sep 5th, 2019|Categories: News|

At IJR, we condemn the gruesome rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana as a deplorable act. As an organisation that employs and regularly works with marginalised gender identities, we are hyper-cognizant of the deep trauma and pain that so often marks these identities in South Africa. In accordance with our values and vision, we hope that [...]

Poem: The scream

By | 2019-09-02T10:33:19+02:00 Sep 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|

The other day, I let out a scream in broad daylight, mid morning in fact It was the scream I did not scream that night on the isar river, as I knelt on the pebbles waiting to be drowned almost 7 years ago   The other day i let out a scream so shrill and so [...]

Creating LGBTQIA+ inclusive workplaces

By | 2019-08-15T12:01:05+02:00 Aug 15th, 2019|Categories: News|

As a queer person – someone who doesn’t identify with established heterosexual norms as they  relate to gender or sexual identities –, negotiating space is exactly that: a negotiation. Everyday queer persons must negotiate our lives, safety, and our humanity in a world that does not see us or accept us in a world that does [...]

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