Press Releases

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                                                                                                     [...]

MEDIA STATEMENT: IJR Condemns the Criminalisation of Poverty in Cape Town

By | 2019-07-18T12:15:08+02:00 Jul 18th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

18 July 2019 On this Mandela Day, Madiba’s legacy should once again inspire South Africans to work tirelessly towards ensuring the dignity of all people regarding of race, class, or gender orientation. It also compels us to constantly ask whether our actions as individuals or institutions in a democratic South Africa continues to measure up against [...]

Media statement:The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation expresses its solidarity with the People of Sudan and calls for the Restoration of Constitutional Democracy and the Rule of Law

By | 2019-06-10T15:03:39+02:00 Jun 10th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

10 June 2019 The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) strongly condemns the violence in Sudan in response to the citizen movement for a restoration of democracy and the rule of law. Over 100 pro-democratic demonstrators have been killed, and a further 500 injured, by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The RSF is led by General [...]

Press release: Afrobarometer lays foundation for ‘next generation’ of giving voice to African citizens

By | 2019-06-10T14:49:33+02:00 Jun 6th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Accra, Ghana 6 June 2019 Moving from pioneering project to pan-African institution, the research network Afrobarometer will enter its third decade with a new structure emphasizing partnership, capacity building, and sustainability, Executive Director E. Gyimah-Boadi said Thursday. The ambitious restructuring will provide firm footing for the independent network of about three dozen national partner organizations tracking [...]

Press release: IJR honoured for best social stakeholder engagement

By | 2019-05-28T15:11:32+02:00 May 28th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Eight African research organizations honored by Afrobarometer Zimbabwe’s Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) heads a list of eight African organizations honoured this week for outstanding contributions to the pan-African research network Afrobarometer. MPOI received Afrobarometer’s first-ever Star Award for best overall performance among the network’s three dozen national partners during Round 7 surveys. MPOI, which conducted [...]

PRESS RELEASE: These Are the Things that Sit with Us

By | 2019-09-06T12:24:00+02:00 May 2nd, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

  New book seeks to contribute to a broader documentation and honoring of South Africans memories of the past Cape Town, 2 May 2019. What was the impact of apartheid on the lives of South Africans? How are people living with painful memories in their day-to-day lives? How do we conduct research in a manner that [...]


By | 2019-03-08T11:56:26+02:00 Mar 8th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

18 January 2019 The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation [IJR], the Dullah Omar Institute [DOI], the Public Service Accountability Monitor [PSAM] and a growing number of civil society organisations have noted with serious concern the recent Protest Suicide of Lennox Mzuhleli Garane, Section Manager: Multilateral Relations in International Relations and Protocol Division of Parliament of the [...]

Statement on #TotalShutdown: Intersectional Women’s March Against Gender Based Violence

By | 2018-08-01T12:41:30+02:00 Aug 1st, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , |

  On 1st August 2018, womxn, queers, and every marginalised gender identity and sexuality will take a stand against the violent patriarchy that subjects our lives to malicious surveillance, and our bodies to abuse and exploitation.Dressed in red and black, in one accord we will shout and cry out, “Our bodies are not your crime scene!” [...]

IJR calls on prosecuting authorities to intensify their efforts in the Ashley Kriel case

By | 2018-08-01T12:42:07+02:00 Jul 31st, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , , |

  The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation together with the Kriel Family calls on prosecuting authorities to redouble their efforts seeking justice into the death of Ashley Kriel in 1987. The arrest of the former police officer in the Ahmed Timol case serves as a reminder of all the extrajudicial killings during apartheid that have not [...]

IJR Press Statement on Mugabe’s Resignation in Zimbabwe

By | 2017-11-22T12:30:47+02:00 Nov 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases|

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) joins Zimbabweans at home and abroad who are celebrating a largely peaceful change of political leadership, marking the end of Mr. Robert Mugabe’s 37-year reign. Former President Mugabe’s leadership will be remembered for his role in the country’s liberation from colonial rule, and the promising successes the country achieved [...]

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