Kenneth Lukuko on Human Rights Day

By |2023-03-29T10:48:28+02:00March 29th, 2023|Categories: News, Uncategorised|

The month of March is significant in South Africa's history because it was on March 21st, 1960, that the infamous Sharpeville Massacre occurred. On that day, police opened fire on a peaceful protest against pass laws, which required black South Africans to carry identification documents and restricted their movement. 69 people were killed and many more [...]

Dr Webster Zambara on the Africa Report – 2 February 2023

By |2023-02-07T12:49:42+02:00February 7th, 2023|Categories: News, Uncategorised|

Dr Webster Zambara, Senior Project Leader of Peacebuilding Interventions at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation joined Radio 786' Africa Report to discuss stories making news in and around the #African continent. In this interview, he delved into the SADC Security Summit, Pope Francis's visit to South Sudan and tension between Ethiopia and South Sudan. Full [...]

Prof Cheryl Hendricks: Remarks at the Data for Governance Alliance Southern Africa Convening

By |2022-10-07T11:28:03+02:00October 7th, 2022|Categories: News, Uncategorised|

Southern African edition of the stakeholder engagement on governance, democracy, and human rights in Africa, Cape Town 6 October 2022 Prof. Cheryl Hendricks Distinguished Guests, Representatives of the African Union, Representatives of the Data for Governance Alliance, Representatives of Civil Society, Colleagues, good afternoon. Apologies that I have not been able to be here with you [...]

PAREN AUTJP Monitor Call for Articles

By |2021-08-25T14:42:12+02:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: News, Uncategorised|

INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION (IJR) PAN-AFRICAN RECONCILIATION NETWORK (PAREN) AFRICAN UNION TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE MONITOR (AUTJP MONITOR) Call for Articles 1.Background and Context: The African Union Transitional Justice Policy (AUTJP), adopted in February 2019, emphasises the important role played by non-state actors and civil society organisations as key partners with government and inter-governmental actors, in the [...]

Message of Solidarity with the South Africans Women’s Peace Table on the Social Unrest in the Country convened by the Getrude Shope Women Mediators Network

By |2022-03-29T23:11:49+02:00July 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 and [...]

Implementing the African Union transitional justice policy: Prospects and challenges

By |2020-12-18T10:14:17+02:00December 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

The crises around our continent do not seem to have decreased after the initial promise of the range of policy frameworks that we have adopted as an African continent. Most recently, the crisis in Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, which pits the government against a resurgent Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLP), has led to more than 40,000 refugees fleeing into the neighbouring Sudan, and untold casualties of war.

The growing importance of inclusive development in fostering peace – Reflections from inclusive economies as we look towards 2021

By |2020-12-18T10:14:14+02:00December 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

Over the course of 2020, the preservation of economic security took centre stage as businesses and people were hard hit by a series of lockdowns intended to slow the spread of Covid-19. Sadly, economic insecurity increased as those forced to the margins constituted an ever-growing portion of our society.

Year-end thoughts from Jan Hofmeyr: Acting executive director

By |2020-12-18T10:14:12+02:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation is committed to the building of fair, democratic and inclusive societies. Due to its roots in South Africa’s transition of the early 1990s, the organisation has over the past two decades concentrated its pursuit of this vision on post-conflict societies in the midst of transitional justice processes across Africa. In recent years it has increasingly been called upon to share this experience in similar contexts further abroad.

US Election: Why did the polls get it wrong – again?

By |2020-11-17T11:58:48+02:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

US Election: Why did the polls get it wrong – again? The biggest loser of the US election was neither the Democratic Party nor Republican Party, it was the polling industry. Pre-election polls once again predicted a comfortable win for the Democratic nominee Joe Biden, but the contest is proving to be much closer than experts [...]

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