In August of last year, the IJR’s annual Reconciliation Award went to lifelong activist, writer and former constitutional court judge Albie Sachs. In the lead-up to the award ceremony, filmmaker Jo Higgs interviewed Sachs about reconciliation, ‘soft vengeance’ and the hardship and joy of South Africa’s transition to democracy. An article published in the SA Reconciliation Barometer newsletter and based on her interviews is available here, and the full interview is now available to watch below!
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The IJR is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and is currently inviting nominations from the public for the 2009 Reconciliation Award.
Who do you think has contributed to building reconciliation in your community, city or in South Africa as a whole?
Be part of this effort to pay tribute to those South Africans working towards a better South Africa!
Criteria for nominations:
1) The nominee’s achievements should have occurred during the 12 months preceding his/her nomination.
2) The achievement or work of the nominee must be extraordinary, outstanding and exceptional, and must have contributed significantly to reconciliation in the context where he/she is active.
3) The nominee should adhere to the constitutional values of non-sexism, non-racialism, social justice and equality.
Nominations close on the 31st of March 2010. Nomination guidelines can be downloaded by following the link below. For further information, please contact Lucretia on +27 21 763 7131.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )