Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding: Is There a Role for Faith-based Actors?

As South Africa mourns the passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, it is a moment to reflect on the role that faith-based actors play in transitional justice and in the maintenance of peaceful societies.Tutu's activism ...

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A Tribute to Our Patron, Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation joins the Tutu family, the nation and the world at large in mourning the loss of an icon, Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu who passed away yesterday ...

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Press Release: SACTJ Calls for Reform of National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) in South Africa

The South African Coalition for Transitional Justice (SACTJ) calls for changes to the architecture and working methodology of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) in South Africa. Torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman, degrading treatment and ...

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Kenya Youth Empowerment and Opportunities Project Good Idea but Not All Inclusive

Social scientists and policymakers alike have shown that youth empowerment programmes can act as a catalyst for social inclusion and consequently help reduce youth violence.However, data from research done by the Centre for Human Rights ...

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Press Release: The CSVR Condemns Military Coup in Sudan

The intolerance of coups in Sudan – and Africa – should be as strong as the militant takeovers that cause themAs the Sudanese military tightens its grip on Sudan, the Centre for the Study of ...

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Press Release: The Fifth Edition of the African Transitional Justice Forum 2021

 The Fifth Edition of the African Transitional Justice Forum reviews TJ mechanisms to secure and build the Africa we want. The African Union Commission (AUC) Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS) and the Centre ...

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Towards Social and Economic Inclusion of Youth in a Post-Covid Era: Webinar Presentations

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), the Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) and the Library at the University of Johannesburg hosted a three-part webinar series between October and November ...

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Taxi Violence – Roots vs Routes? What Is the Solution?

Taxi violence is a perennial problem that reflects the complexities and challenges of the South African society at large. The outbreak of violence in Gqeberha, during which several taxis and shops were set alight is ...

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Dr. Solomon Ayele Dersso Joins the CSVR Board

The CSVR Board of Directors welcomes Dr Solomon Ayele Dersso to the CSVR Board. Dr Dersso joined the Board of Directors of the CSVR from 1 October 2021. The Board is delighted to work with ...

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