Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR)

About us

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was launched in 2000 to ensure the lessons learned from South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy were included as the nation moved ahead. The Institute helps to build fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa through carefully selected engagements and interventions. For example, it partners various transitional justice and reconciliation initiatives in Rwanda, South Sudan and Zimbabwe. IJR also conducts research on socio-economic factors that impacts social justice and national reconciliation.


IJR and Afrobarometer

As an Afrobarometer core partner, IJR oversees the project and communications activities for national partners in Southern Africa. This region covers Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The IJR core partner team are:

  • Jan Hofmeyr (project director)
  • Anyway Chingwete (project manager)
  • Rorisang Lekalake (assistant project manager)
  • Sibusiso Nkomo (communications coordinator)

IJR is also responsible for disseminating the results of Afrobarometer’s South Africa survey.