IJR mourns the passing away of ‘Africa’s first lady’, Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela, an unapologetic stalwart in the fight against apartheid’s racist and unjust policies and structures.
The IJR welcomes the court’s verdict and sentencing of Vicki Momberg by the Randburg Magistrate court. The IJR also applauds the country’s justice system for finally viewing racism as a crime appropriate of a jail term and not a mere fine.
ACTIVATE! Change Drivers, in partnership with the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) and Africa Unite, hosted a Gender and Gender Based Violence Hackathon with young community members who were predominantly learners from several high schools in the Western Cape.
Gender justice can do without only the symbolism that accompanies International Women’s Day, and include effective legislation that are sensitised to the complex challenges faced by marginalised genders and sexual identities.
The IJR, in partnership with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), produced this milestone publication of the IJR’s SA Reconciliation Barometer project. This volume uses a decade of public opinion survey data to answer key questions about the extent of progress in South African reconciliation.
IJR mourns the passing away of Morgan Richard Tsvangirai, the trade unionist, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. Tsvangirai was a courageous leader of the opposition against Robert Mugabe’s political regime.
IJR joins the call for the FPB to withdraw this banning, effective immediately, as we believe that denying someone of their right to be represented, heard and protected threatens our prospects of collectively reimagining a national consciousness that is characterised by accountability, inclusion, justice and the full realisation of another's humanity.
As a result of focusing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on violent human rights violations, there were alternative forms of justice that were ignored. South Africa did not address the impact that economic criminals and injustices had on the socioeconomic livelihoods of those who were disadvantaged during apartheid.
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) is supporting the call to re-open the hearings into Ashley Kriel’s death. Thirty years after his death, IJR implores the Hawks to thoroughly investigate the case in order to set a foundation to explore other questionable cases from the apartheid era.
Since the South African Reconciliation Barometer’s (SARB) inception in 2003, most South Africans have indicated their preference for a united South African nation. The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation released the latest SARB findings in Cape Town this morning.