Visualising Change

By |2019-11-19T14:27:38+02:00Nov 19th, 2019|Categories: News|

Human beings live through stories. For evidence of this we need not look further than the past hour of our own lives. In the span of 60 minutes, a plethora of scenarios might have played itself out in your imagination: perhaps you were mentally rehearsing a conversation you anticipated with your boss. Or you called in [...]

How the arts can be used as a tool for social justice

By |2019-11-19T13:31:02+02:00Nov 19th, 2019|Categories: News|

When we consider ways to initiate social change, we frequently favour legislative changes and enactments. We think of political activism and agitation as mechanisms of social justice. We emphasise fund-raising and other forms of financial assistance. And we volunteer our time and services for the greater good, confident that it will make a dent in the [...]

Are you satisfied with how your child’s school deals with racism?

By |2019-10-30T11:46:10+02:00Oct 30th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation is holding a series of racism workshops for teachers at schools in the Western Cape.How confident are you in the ability of your child's school to deal with incidents of racism? Local organisation the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation says it's responding to concerns from schools in the Western Cape [...]


By |2019-10-16T09:47:37+02:00Oct 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+02:00Sep 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+02:00Sep 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+02:00Sep 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 |2019-11-05T11:58:20+02:00Sep 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+02:00Sep 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+02:00Sep 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 [...]