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 [...]

Upcoming Webinar: Education, Racism and Social Cohesion

By |2020-09-22T14:03:18+02:00Sep 22nd, 2020|Categories: Events, News|

IJR is regularly asked to intervene in schools, both public and private, to assist with incidents of racism or persistent structural racism in schools.  It would seem that while the country has a great constitution, the education systems which exist have not been transformed.  We often hear pupils and teachers alike speak of the toxic racial environments [...]

Upcoming Webinar: In Conversation With Communities – Episode 3

By |2020-09-22T12:10:00+02:00Sep 22nd, 2020|Categories: Events, News|

IJR continues its exciting webinar series entitled "In Conversation with Communities" with the upcoming third installment featuring members of the Siyakha Forum. You are welcome to join us on Tuesday 29 September, 2020, 2pm. Link to join:

Webinar Series: In Conversation With Communities

By |2020-09-07T12:06:29+02:00Sep 7th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|

We invite you to come and listen to what South Africans on the ground are saying today, and to open yourself to be challenged and inspired by their words. The SCM webinar series will be a culmination of 2-8 years’ of dialoguing, relationship building, and skills capacitation between the SCM project and its various stakeholders, including its IJR [...]

The SADC will regret its approach to Mozambique’s insurgence

By |2020-07-15T11:18:39+02:00Jul 15th, 2020|Categories: News|

On June 25 Mozambique celebrated 45 years of independence from Portugal that came as a result of a combination of factors including the fall of dictatorship in Lisbon through a military coup in 1974 that ended the country’s colonial conquest, and a decade-long liberation struggle led by Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (FRELIMO). Mozambique’s independence [...]

Pandemic-induced human rights violations a double tragedy to humanity

By |2020-07-07T10:32:24+02:00Jul 7th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |

The dreaded Covid-19 pandemic sweeping across the world has already affected all aspects of our lives in ways that are not only still unfolding, but will be with us for a very long time. Coronavirus is spreading across the world at such a ferocious speed that globally almost 11 500 000 have been infected and over [...]