CSVR is an innovator in preventing violence and building peaceful societies.

Our Mission

CSVR adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to understand and prevent violence, heal its effects and build sustainable peace locally, continentally and globally.

Our people

At CSVR we have a team of amazingly dedicated individuals who all aim to make Africa a better place.

Our Logo

The CSVR logo is symbolic of an ‘umqomboti’ pot – a traditional African pot used in many African cultures. The ‘umqomboti’ pot is a communal pot passed around for all to drink from. Once one has sipped from the communal pot, she must offer it to someone else in a courteous manner. This pot of traditional brew is always present at important ceremonies. It is also present during negotiations, and for solidifying agreements, between neighbouring tribes. This communal sharing, together with the pot’s relevance to community (Ubuntu), respect, and compromise are the reasons it has been chosen to symbolise CSVR – for these are all the qualities needed to resolve conflict and heal the wounds of the past. Symbolically, the logo can be seen as a circle that is almost fully formed. Through building peace and reconciliation, CSVR aims to complete this circle, and in so doing, create the peace and unity reflected in the symbolism of a circle.

Latest News

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    November 23, 2014 Comments are off
    CSVR pays tribute to Nelso

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Press Releases

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    January 7, 2015 Comments are off
    Dewani Acquittal

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – DECEMBER 11, 2014 CSVR: Dewani Acquittal

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    The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) ca

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