Vacancy: Research and Policy Part-Time Project Officer 

By |2021-03-02T22:37:26+02:00Mar 2nd, 2021|Categories: News, Vacancies|

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) is a Cape Town-based non-profit think tank that seeks to build free democratic and inclusive societies across Africa. It currently seeks to fill the part-time position of Project Officer within its Research and Policy Programme. The Project Officer will work on Supporting the Engagement of Pan-African Civil Society Initiatives [...]

Report Launch:Report on Civil Society Participation in Peace-Making and Mediation Support in the APSA: Insights on the AU, ECOWAS and SADC.

By |2021-02-23T10:35:09+02:00Feb 23rd, 2021|Categories: Events, News|

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 aflink@ijr.org.za by 25 February 2021 Download the report here: https://bit.ly/3aHgnNt

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 [...]

An Unorganised Response to an Organised Crime

By |2021-01-26T10:27:15+02:00Nov 25th, 2020|Categories: News|

Image: Bill Oxford (Unsplash) Human trafficking is not a new phenomenon, but rather one that has recently captured the public’s attention as conspiracy theories move into the mainstream and kidnappings become ever more prevalent in South Africa (SA). While quantifying the crime is a statistical and elusive nightmare, we can be fairly certain that traffickers consolidate [...]

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 [...]

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

By |2021-01-26T10:20:19+02:00Nov 4th, 2020|Categories: News|

As South Africa peers over the edge of a fiscal cliff, it is critical that resources be directed towards strengthening social cohesion and protecting those on the margins of society, rather than throwing billions at failed projects like South African Airways. Material injustice continues to haunt South Africa’s pursuit of an inclusive, reconciled post-apartheid society. The [...]

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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