On 27 November 2013, SERI was presented with The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation's (IJR) 2012 Reconciliation Award, "for keeping the Marikana victims and their families on the national agenda." It was handed over to SERI by IJR's patron, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, at a ceremony held in Cape Town . Stuart Wilson, Teboho Mosikili, Naadira Munshi and Khuselwa Dyantyi attended the award ceremony on behalf of SERI.
According to the IJR, "the Reconciliation Award honours those who make a special effort to bring South Africans together in the spirit of reconciliation and justice. SERI has indeed contributed significantly to national reconciliation through their sterling representation of the families of the victims of the Marikana tragedy in 2012, not only at the Commission of Inquiry but also in the national and international press."