News Updates

Social Justice Work

24 March 2020

During the last two strategic review meetings and at its Strategic planning meeting in January this year the IHOM again recognised the seriousness of the escalation of gang violence, substance abuse and gender-based violence on the Cape Flats and in townships across our country. It was understood that in line with the strategic objectives of the organisation a much more intentional effort needs to be put in place to make a contribution to the ongoing resistance in communities and their fight to live a life of dignity and support their healing.

The community dialogues play an important role in developing awareness about the issues that we are dealing with as a country and in working-class communities in particular. Working with solidarity partner organisations is an important part of this. It has become evident though that to raise consciousness that goes beyond raising awareness, relationships need to be built with social justice movements that are challenging the basics assumptions of the building blocks of the society itself. 

It is therefore important that in addition to the community dialogues and the healing of memories process further possibilities need to be explored to strengthen the efforts of social justice work that can bring healing and justice to the communities. This has resulted in IHOM working much closer with the leadership teams in communities who are at the forefront in addressing the pressing needs in their communities caused by inequality in South African society. 

About Us

The Institute for the Healing of Memories seeks to contribute to the healing journey of individuals, communities and nations. Our work is grounded in the belief that we are all in need of healing, because of what we have done, what we have failed to do, and what has been done to us.

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  • Institute for Healing of Memories
    5 Eastry Road, Claremont,
    Cape Town, 7708, South Africa

  • +27 21 683 6231