Stanley Henkeman
Country/region: Cape Town, South Africa
Conflict: Post-conflict Reconciliation, Transitional Justice, Mediation, Stakeholder Dialogues
Organisation: Institute for Justice and Reconciliation
Field of work: Gender Justice and Reconciliation, Restoring Human Dignity, Anti-racism, social cohesion and inclusion, Socio-economic Justice, Transitional and victim-centred Justice, Regional Reconciliation

Stan Henkeman Stan Henkeman is Executive Director at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. He is an experienced mediator and played a pivotal role as facilitator/mediator in many conflicts. He holds a Teacher’s Diploma, MA Degree and a number of short-course qualifications.

He is a Common Purpose graduate of the Meridian Programme. Stan is an accomplished communicator and has attained Advanced Communication status with Toastmasters International. Stan is a steering committee member of the Anti-Racism Network of South Africa. He has served on a number of Boards and is presently a Director of the South African Chapter of “Collective Leadership Institute.”

Stan enjoys a national and international profile. Through his work and commentary on national issues on television, radio and in print media Stan contributes significantly to the building of a cohesive, fair and inclusive South Africa. His work has been recognised in countries like Suriname, Germany, Sweden, USA as well as a number of African countries such as Tanzania, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Uganda and Namibia. In 2016 he was recognised by Professor Jonathan Jansen as one of 67 South Africans whose life and work reflected the values of the late President Nelson Mandela.

Stan is a keen hiker and has traversed many trails inside and outside South Africa. In 2007 he had a heart transplant and reinvented himself by becoming an accomplished athlete. Stan is currently the national Chairperson of the SA Transplant Sports Association and holds SA records for 100m, 200m, ball Throw and long jump in Transplant Sports. Stan has represented South Africa at five World Transplant Games and captained the national team in the last three Games.