South Africans unsure of safety of COVID-19 vaccines; many unlikely to get vaccinated

By |2021-07-28T12:33:39+02:00Jul 28th, 2021|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Seven in 10 South Africans have little or no trust in the government’s ability to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, a new Afrobarometer survey shows. A majority of South Africans say they are unlikely to try to get vaccinated. Close to half believe prayer is more effective than a vaccine in preventing COVID-19 infection.

South Africans see postponing elections, using security forces to enforce lockdown as justified during COVID-19 pandemic

By |2021-07-28T12:15:07+02:00Jul 28th, 2021|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Seven in 10 South Africans have little or no trust in the government’s ability to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, a new Afrobarometer survey shows. A majority of South Africans say they are unlikely to try to get vaccinated. Close to half believe prayer is more effective than a vaccine in preventing COVID-19 infection.

MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN’S PEACE TABLE ON THE SOCIAL UNREST IN THE COUNTRY CONVENED BY THE GERTRUDE SHOPE WOMEN MEDIATORS NETWORK

By |2021-07-23T14:22:56+02:00Jul 23rd, 2021|Categories: News, Peacebuilding and Mental Health, Uncategorised|

Cape Town, Friday 23 July 2021 - The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) sends its message of solidarity and support to the South African Women’s Peace Table convened by the Getrude Shope Women Mediators Network. IJR remains available to work collaboratively with associations, organisations and partners to mobilize and build our collective capacity to dialogue [...]

AB Announcing webinar on Covid-19, healthcare and NHI

By |2021-07-19T12:02:41+02:00Jul 19th, 2021|Categories: Events, News|

Join us on 28 July 2021 as we launch the release of the results of the Afrobarometer survey in South Africa we conducted in May/June this year. We will discuss the views of ordinary South Africans on the effects of Covid-19, how the state has performed on the pandemic and how people view vaccines and the [...]

Statement on the ongoing violence in KZN and Gauteng

By |2021-07-14T11:20:12+02:00Jul 14th, 2021|Categories: News|

Cape Town –Wednesday, 14 July 2021 – The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) strongly condemns, in the strongest terms, the violence, looting and destruction that is ongoing in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng Provinces. IJR calls on South Africans to calm and unite as the country pursues democratic processes and promotes a cohesive and inclusive [...]

IJR MEDIA STATEMENT

By |2021-06-22T10:22:49+02:00Jun 22nd, 2021|Categories: News|

Statement on the Judgement of the Supreme Court of Appeal in the case of Joao Rodrigues v National Director of Public Prosecutions, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Minister of Police and Imitiaz Ahmed Cajee. Cape Town – Wednesday, 22 June 2021 – The Preamble to the South African Constitution calls upon us to "Recognise the [...]

Protecting the right to public protest and public safety (29 June 2021)

By |2021-06-21T13:20:46+02:00Jun 21st, 2021|Categories: Events, News|

Policing under apartheid sought to uphold and advance the illegitimate state through brutality and repression. It often used the power of the state to terrorise and brutalise South African citizens. In the democratic dispensation this was to change, or rather it was supposed to. However, the SAPS has continued to be a site of contestation and [...]

Police reform: Can we achieve a safer and more united SA?

By |2021-05-17T13:42:07+02:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: News|

The NDP vision of a professional and well-resourced police service has not been realised, affecting social cohesion and public trust. by  MIKHAIL MOOSA AND GARETH NEWHAM The National Development Plan (NDP) presented a vision that by 2030, “The police service [should be] a well-resourced, professional institution staffed by highly skilled officers who value their work, serve [...]

American Tribalism – Daily Maverick

By |2021-05-17T16:32:02+02:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: News|

Unless American society addresses the foundational trauma that is concretised deep within the edifice of the construction of the nation-state, and the violence, suppression and subjugation of Native Americans and the enslavement of African-Americans transported against their will, then the attacks on not only Asian-Americans but other American ‘tribes’ will continue. The continuing epidemic of racist [...]

Invitation: Conflict Transformation in a Multipolar World: Perspectives from South Africa | 10 May15:00 CET/SAST

By |2021-05-17T13:55:38+02:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Events, News|

The international actors’ landscape in conflict transformation and peacebuilding is changing and becoming increasingly multipolar. In this event series, the Berghof Foundation aims to explore the implications of these developments for the work in our sector. We will focus on countries with distinct approaches to conflict transformation who have yet received comparatively limited attention among peacebuilding communities in Western Europe and North America, while playing increasingly important roles in regional and international peacebuilding endeavours.

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