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Charity profile


The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation was launched in 2000 in the aftermath of South Africa´s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The aim was to ensure that lessons learnt from South Africa´s transition from apartheid to democracy were taken into account as the nation moved ahead. Today, the Institute helps to build fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa through carefully selected engagements and interventions. 


Building fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa.


Shaping national approaches to transitional justice and reconciliation in Africa by drawing on community intelligence as well as macro-trend research and comparative analysis.


The Institute realises its vision and mission through the following key areas of work:

  • Policy processes are influenced by research, analysis and diverse community perspectives.
  • Stakeholders gain and use knowledge about justice and reconciliation.
  • Platforms are created where personal and historical perspectives are acknowledged, prejudice challenged and inclusive narratives explored.
  • Divided communities are engaged in dialogue to overcome sources of conflict
  • Democratic, fair and inclusive practises guide the Institute's processes, policies and operations.


Need to know more? Visit our website: www.ijr.org.za