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South Africans unsure of safety of COVID-19 vaccines; many unlikely to get vaccinated

Seven in 10 South Africans have little or no trust in the government’s ability to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, a new Afrobarometer survey shows. A majority of South Africans say they are unlikely to try to get vaccinated. Close to half believe prayer is more effective than a vaccine in preventing COVID-19 infection.

By |Jul 28th, 2021|Categories: News, Press Releases|

South Africans see postponing elections, using security forces to enforce lockdown as justified during COVID-19 pandemic

Seven in 10 South Africans have little or no trust in the government’s ability to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, a new Afrobarometer survey shows. A majority of South Africans say they are unlikely to try to get vaccinated. Close to half believe prayer is more effective than a vaccine in preventing COVID-19 infection.

By |Jul 28th, 2021|Categories: News, Press Releases|

MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN’S PEACE TABLE ON THE SOCIAL UNREST IN THE COUNTRY CONVENED BY THE GERTRUDE SHOPE WOMEN MEDIATORS NETWORK

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 [...]

By |Jul 23rd, 2021|Categories: News, Peacebuilding and Mental Health, Uncategorised|

AB Announcing webinar on Covid-19, healthcare and NHI

Join us on 28 July 2021 as we launch the release of the results of the Afrobarometer survey in South Africa we conducted in May/June this year. We will discuss the views of ordinary South Africans on the effects of Covid-19, how the state has performed on the pandemic and [...]

By |Jul 19th, 2021|Categories: Events, News|

Statement on the ongoing violence in KZN and Gauteng

Cape Town –Wednesday, 14 July 2021 – The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) strongly condemns, in the strongest terms, the violence, looting and destruction that is ongoing in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng Provinces. IJR calls on South Africans to calm and unite as the country pursues democratic processes [...]

By |Jul 14th, 2021|Categories: News|

Post-Covid Africa and Deepening Pan-Africanism

The African Union’s Agenda 2063 refers to pursuing “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the international arena.” The devastating and wide-range effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has instigated a crisis that represents both a challenge and an opportunity for Africa to strive to realise its full potential in terms of consolidating peace and development, through the cultivating culture of Pan-African solidarity and self-determination. The disease does not discriminate against its victims on the basis of race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, culture religion or financial affluence, and it has fueled global pandemonium.

By |Jul 2nd, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|

Engaging Civil Society with the African Governance Platform (AGP) to promote Good Governance in Africa

The 2021 Mo Ibrahim Foundation Forum Report titled “COVID-19 in Africa - One Year On: Impact and Prospects” indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged democracy, freedom and human rights on the continent further into crisis.

By |Jul 2nd, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|

History, Belongingness and National Cohesion

‘Angena amajoni, amajoni ase Afrika’ [Here come the soldiers of Africa] sings a march of Sub-A learners as they march two-by-two from their primary school to the local community centre to watch a film in 1976. Their uncontainable excitement was sobered up by what lingered in their minds, which was [...]

By |Jul 2nd, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|

Digital inroads: IJR’s Gender Justice and Reconciliation Project –Gender based Violence Online Information Centre Project

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) through the Gender Justice and Reconciliation (GJR) project has undertaken to reimagine the role of the digital world in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV). The GBV Online Information Centre Project is a website programme that seeks to be an online information resource that engages three thematic points; access to information on legal rights, community engagement and psychosocial support education. Mainly an information repository, it seeks to provide a more integrated information resource required to address issues of GBV in communities, workplaces, families, universities and schools.

By |Jul 2nd, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|

Sustained Dialogues Transitional Justice: How We Contribute to Building Fair, Inclusive and Democratic Societies

Very often when speaking to people about the work that I do, I am met with blank stares and a rather bemused, confused look on the part of the person asking the question.  I have been asked if what I do is a full-time job (yes it is!), if I work for government (no I don’t), and what, if any impact the work makes. 

By |Jul 2nd, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|
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