Dr Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa is a senior lecturer at Rhodes University, with research and teaching interests in comparative government; African peace and security; Democracy, Governance and Peacebuilding; International Relations and International and Regional Organizations. He graduated with a DPhil from the University of the Witwatersrand. Prior to joining Rhodes, Gwinyayi served as: a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa; Senior Researcher at the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town; Lecturer in the Department of International Relations at the Wits University; Doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Africa’s International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand; Visiting Scholar at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo and as a Research and Publications Officer at the Centre for Defence Studies at the University of Zimbabwe. He is co-editor of Region Building in Southern Africa: Progress, Problems and Prospects, (Zed Books, Wits University Press, 2012) and Peacebuilding, Power and Politics in Africa, (Ohio University Press, Wits University Press, 2012) and has researched and published widely on peace, security and development issues in Africa.

Library Articles

The people of Zimbabwe are expected to cast their votes in general elections in 2013. Because of the likelihood of a troubled lead-up to these elections, Zimbabwe’s political parties, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the United Nations (UN) are considering a series of meas...
This situation report evaluates Zimbabwe’s constitutional reform process and the prospects of holding a credible referendum and elections in the context of the GPA. It does so in four parts: firstly, it examines the Copac constitution making process; secondly, it critically assesses SADC’s role ...
Defence integration in the Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been fraught with so many problems. This paper explores the processes in the peace agreement and transitional arrangements from 2003 and 2005. It seeks to put into perspective the challenges faced thus far and argues in favour of a long term...

  • Ph.D (University of the Witwatersrand)