How do White South Africans view Apartheid?

The term “Crime Against Humanity” is highly charged politically and emotionally. The formal definition of this term is presented by the United Nations. It is defined as: ”Any acts when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack, murder, [...]

By |Dec 11th, 2019|Categories: News|

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: Intern Communications & Advocacy Programme

  About the IJR: The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was founded in 2000 in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and with the purpose of building of fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa. We are an independent organisation located at the interface between civil society [...]

By |Dec 9th, 2019|Categories: News|

The IJR extends condolences to Prof Turok’s family and all who knew him

The IJR is sad to learn of the passing of former anti-apartheid activist, economics professor and former Member of Parliament Prof Ben Turok. We will remember him as a stalwart who championed the cause of freedom and social justice. In May this year, Prof Turok delivered a keynote address at [...]

By |Dec 9th, 2019|Categories: News|


The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation cordially invites you to the launch of its 2019 South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) Survey Report on the 12th of December 2019. Conducted since 2003, the SARB Survey is the longest-running public opinion survey of its kind, which exclusively tracks processes of reconciliation and [...]

By |Dec 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|

Restore the languages of dignity

HUMAN RIGHTS  The United Nations, with an aim to safeguard and preserve indigenous languages and archive the vast repository of sociocultural knowledge held by speakers of these languages, dedicated 2019 toward observing the link between language, development and reconciliation. On March 21, President Cyril Ramaphosa affirmed the UN’s position by [...]

By |Dec 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|

Internship: Peacebuilding Interventions Programme

Are you a postgraduate student with a passion to promote fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa? Do you want to develop your peacebuilding, research and analysis skills in a dynamic South African non-profit organization that works in several countries across Africa? The Peacebuilding Interventions (PI) Programme at the Institute [...]

By |Nov 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

Creating communities that are safer for all gender identities beyond 16 Days of Activism

This year marks 21 years since South Africa launched its first 16 Days of Activism campaign in 1998. This campaign calls for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and children. Each year, the South African government has a theme for the 16 Days campaign. These themes often echo [...]

By |Nov 25th, 2019|Categories: News|

Reconciliation Award 2019: The Art of Reconciliation

On the 19th of November 2019, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and the A4 Arts Foundation co-hosted the Reconciliation Award ceremony under the theme - The Art of Reconciliation. We celebrated and honoured those who use art as a tool of driving reconciliation and social cohesion. The Reconciliation Award 2019 recipients are Lalela [...]

By |Nov 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|
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