New Beginnings: Stanley Henkeman is passionate about reconciliation

Stanley Henkeman was appointed the executive director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.

Speaking to CapeTalk's Africa Melane, Henkeman spoke about he is taking up his new appointment with both hands.

I'd be lying to you if i say i am not nervous because its a new territory but I relish the challenge to take this wonderful organization to another level.

Stanley Henkeman, Executive Director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

Henkeman is the former Head of Department for the Building an Inclusive Society Programme at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.

According to Henkeman, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation was launched in 2000, after the Truth and Reconciliation process. He says those that were involved in the process felt that the work of reconciliation needed to continue, and formed the IJR.

The vision of the Institute is to build fair, democratic and inclusive society not just in South Africa but in other African countries who are grappling with the transitional justice issues.

Stanley Henkeman, Executive Director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

The Institute has a number of programmes through which they assess how South Africans are doing in terms of the transitioning progress.

It looks at social interactions between people and public institutions. The findings are then documented and published in their yearly publications which are viewed by government departments.

We see this as a good barometer also to check how we doing in terms of social cohesion

Stanley Henkeman, Executive Director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

There is a very interesting trend where people are forced to integrate in jobs, but the minute we leave that space and we go into our social spheres we still largely socialise within our groups. Unfortunately we cant legislate that because that's people's choices.

Stanley Henkeman, Executive Director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

Henkeman is a skilled mediator, public speaker and facilitator. He has extensive experience in facilitating learning. He is currently the Chairperson of the South African Transplant Sports Association.

Listen to the full conversation below:


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