Staff Support: Proactive Procrastination

Many of us may be struggling with procrastination during the time in which we all find ourselves right now with the COVID-19 pandemic. What started off as an exciting chance to “go digital”, “go online”, “work from home”, etc. has begun to show signs of boredom, depression and procrastination brought on by the inability to move around freely outside of your residence. For some it’s been an opportunity to do the things we always wanted to do but now that that is all done we have become bored out of our minds. The result is that the things, we are supposed to be doing just don’t seem to get done. So, over the next few weeks I will be posting some of my ideas and suggestions on what I call Proactive Procrastination.

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


Statement on the Judgement of the Supreme Court of Appeal in the case of Joao Rodrigues v National Director of Public Prosecutions, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Minister of Police and Imitiaz Ahmed Cajee. Cape Town – Wednesday, 22 June 2021 – The Preamble to the South African Constitution [...]

By |Jun 22nd, 2021|Categories: News|

Protecting the right to public protest and public safety (29 June 2021)

Policing under apartheid sought to uphold and advance the illegitimate state through brutality and repression. It often used the power of the state to terrorise and brutalise South African citizens. In the democratic dispensation this was to change, or rather it was supposed to. However, the SAPS has continued to [...]

By |Jun 21st, 2021|Categories: Events, News|

Police reform: Can we achieve a safer and more united SA?

The NDP vision of a professional and well-resourced police service has not been realised, affecting social cohesion and public trust. by  MIKHAIL MOOSA AND GARETH NEWHAM The National Development Plan (NDP) presented a vision that by 2030, “The police service [should be] a well-resourced, professional institution staffed by highly skilled [...]

By |May 6th, 2021|Categories: News|

American Tribalism – Daily Maverick

Unless American society addresses the foundational trauma that is concretised deep within the edifice of the construction of the nation-state, and the violence, suppression and subjugation of Native Americans and the enslavement of African-Americans transported against their will, then the attacks on not only Asian-Americans but other American ‘tribes’ will [...]

By |May 4th, 2021|Categories: News|

Invitation: Conflict Transformation in a Multipolar World: Perspectives from South Africa | 10 May15:00 CET/SAST

The international actors’ landscape in conflict transformation and peacebuilding is changing and becoming increasingly multipolar. In this event series, the Berghof Foundation aims to explore the implications of these developments for the work in our sector. We will focus on countries with distinct approaches to conflict transformation who have yet received comparatively limited attention among peacebuilding communities in Western Europe and North America, while playing increasingly important roles in regional and international peacebuilding endeavours.

By |May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Events, News|

A Word from the Executive Director’s Office

2021 marks the implementation start of the IJR’s new strategic framework that will run until 2024. Our new framework endeavours to deepen our commitment to the organisation’s original vision of building fair, inclusive and democratic societies for Africa, through the alignment of cutting edge research, dialogue methodologies, capacity building interventions, and advocacy campaigns.

By |Apr 1st, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|

Recognition of Bonteheuwel Square

On 8th March the Western Cape Provincial Government formally recognised Freedom Square in Bonteheuwel as a provincial heritage site.  Attending the event was Adv Mandla Mdludlu from the Heritage Western Cape Council, Ron Martin from the IGIC, Alderman Theresa Thompson from the City of Cape Town, Yusuf Cassiem representing the Bonteheuwel, Councillor Angus McKenzie from the City of Cape Town, MP Faiez Jacobs, MEC for Cultural and Sport Minister Anroux Marais and Felicity Harrison from the IJR.

By |Apr 1st, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|

IJR’s Role In Measuring Progress Towards South Africa’s National Development Plan

COVID-19 has caused widespread disruptions in society and the economy, but how has it affected long-term national planning? A new publication from the Bureau for Economic Research (BER), in collaboration with the IJR, provides an assessment of South Africa’s progress towards the 2030 goals of the National Development Plan (NDP).

By |Apr 1st, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|
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