Pandemic-induced human rights violations a double tragedy to humanity

The dreaded Covid-19 pandemic sweeping across the world has already affected all aspects of our lives in ways that are not only still unfolding, but will be with us for a very long time. Coronavirus is spreading across the world at such a ferocious speed that globally almost 11 500 [...]

By |Jul 7th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |

SA is a country of two nations – and evictions lay bare its injustices

Bulelani Qolani was bathing yesterday when he was forcefully removed from his home in Khayelitsha by the anti-land invasion unit of the City of Cape Town. The only discernible difference between the dehumanising evictions that occurred under apartheid and what happened on Wednesday is that the latter was filmed and shared [...]

By |Jul 3rd, 2020|Categories: News|

IJR Media Statement: Dehumanising Evictions in Khayelitsha

Attention Media Houses: For Immediate Release 02 July 2020 IJR Media Statement: Dehumanising Evictions in Khayelitsha The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) condemns the dehumanising evictions that have occurred in Khayelitsha over the last two days. In an especially callous incident, the anti-land invasion unit from the City of [...]

By |Jul 2nd, 2020|Categories: News|

Protecting Lives and Livelihoods – Views from the Inclusive Economies Project

As the country moves to level 3 of lockdown, the opening up of the economy comes as a welcome relief to all South African’s, including the most economically marginalised. While the Covid-19 crisis spreads through the country, the media has put on raging narrative inducing a dichotomy of lives vs livelihoods. Yet, whichever side of the debate you buy into, it is always the most vulnerable segments of society that will bear a disproportionate burden of losses to both lives and livelihoods.

By |Jun 30th, 2020|Categories: Newsletter|

The Central African Republic Elections and their Effect on the Current Peace Process

The upcoming 2020 presidential election in the Central African Republic (CAR) has the potential to derail the implementation of the 2019 Khartoum Peace Agreement and bring about a return to widespread conflict.

By |Jun 30th, 2020|Categories: Newsletter|

Zimbabwe @40: Dreams Alive, Dreams Deferred

On 18 April Zimbabwe celebrated her 40th Independence Anniversary. The occasion was largely overshadowed by the Covid-19 pandemic and the ostensibly unending economic turmoil, yet not lessened in its significance. As the old adage goes, ‘life begins at 40’. And depending on who you ask, the significance of this important [...]

By |Jun 30th, 2020|Categories: Newsletter|

Rise in forced labour expected amid the Covid-19 economic crisis

Against the backdrop of South Africa’s poor economic prognosis, the practice of forced labour is set to rise in the coming months and years. The Covid-19 pandemic has only made matters worse. Forced labour is a type of human trafficking, defined under the Prevention and Combatting of Trafficking in Persons [...]

By |Jun 22nd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Media Statement on the Passing of the President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza

Attention Media Houses: For Immediate Release 10 June 2020 Media Statement on the Passing of the President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) would like to express its condolences to the family, friends and compatriots of the outgoing President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza. The government [...]

By |Jun 10th, 2020|Categories: News|
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