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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Suicide Crisis Soars in South Africa

South Africa is facing a suicide crisis that aptly rose last month — September is dedicated to suicide awareness. The South African Depression and Anxiety Group reports that there are 23 known cases of suicide in ...

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International Day of Peace 2021

On this #InternationalDayOfPeace 2021, a day set for strengthening the ideal of peace through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire, we as the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) take stock ...

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Early Childhood Development Policies Can Strike at the Heart of Our Culture of Violence

The biggest issue to confront in dealing with violent crime is not organised groups of criminals or insurgents, but a normalisation of violence that infects interpersonal relationships in South Africa. Increasing police resources or deploying ...

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Where Are the Women? The AU Mirrors Africa's Burden of Patriarchy

The African Union (AU) stands divided as Israel has been granted observer status in the continental body with angry outbursts and finger-pointing over their treatment of Palestinians. While that debate rages, African leaders seem to ...

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Press Statement: CSVR Expresses Concern over Unconstitutional Change of Power in Guinea

African leaders should take the lead in condemning unconstitutional change of power in Guinea. As Guinea Conakry faces a future run by the military following a coup in that country, the Centre for the Study of ...

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Press Release: Youth Educational and Economic Inclusion in South Africa – What Are We Doing Wrong?

The factors that contribute to high rates of youth who are not in employment, education, or training (NEET) are complex and multifaceted. CSVR's recent report on youth inclusion points out that youth employment initiatives have historically ...

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New Book – Transitional Justice: Theories, Mechanisms and Debates

The book presents the broad scope of transitional justice studies through a focus on the theory, mechanisms and debates in the area, covering such topics as: The origin, context and development of transitional justice Victims, ...

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Press Release: Marikana Massacre 9 Years Later

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation Remembers the Marikana Massacre 9 Years Later. The 9th anniversary of the Marikana Massacre on 16 August 2021 remains a painful reminder of this event, and the ...

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