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Building Peace in South Sudan: Progress, Problems and Prospects

This meeting reflected critically upon the challenges of, and prospects for, peacebuilding in South Sudan; and to examine the role of major actors – such as the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the African Union (AU), the United ...

Promoting Dialogue on South Africa's Regional Integration Role in Southern Africa

The main focus of the two public dialogues – “South Africa’s Corporate Expansion in Southern Africa”, and “Powerful Trade Unions: South African Drivers of Regional Economic Growth?” – interrogated the political economy of Southern Africa and dis...

Africa and South Africa on the Right to Protection, the ICC and UNSC Resolution 1325

Generally, South Africa has sought to promote multilateralism in the international system as the best means of maintaining global order, addressing global problems, mitigating the domination and unilateralism of powerful states, and empowering wea...

The Implementation Gap of the Regional Integration Agenda in SADC

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), hosted a two-day policy advisory group seminar on the theme “The Implementation of the Regional Integration Agenda in the Southern African Development Community (SADC)”. The meeting brought together about ...

The Peacebuilding Role of Civil Society in South Sudan

The theme of the seminar discussed in this paper was: “The Peace building Role of Civil Society in South Sudan”. This seminar was held in order to reflect critically on the record of, and prospects for, civil society in peacemaking and peace buil...

War and Peace in the Great Lakes Region

The seminar, discussed in this paper, brought together about 30 prominent African and Western policymakers, scholars, and civil society activists to assess the major obstacles to peace and security in the Great Lakes, and considered seven broad th...

South Africa in Africa: The Dilemmas of Foreign Policy and Human Rights

The main focus of the public dialogue “South Africa in Africa: National Interest Versus Human Rights?” was to discuss South Africa’s obligations to the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) generally, and its specific obligations towards ...

South Africa, the ICC and the UN Human Rights Council

This paper discussed two public dialogues whereby seven recommendations emerged from the talks. The first recommendation advises that civil society must maintain sustained pressure on South Africa not to withdraw from the ICC. The second was abo...

The African Union: Regional and Global Challenges

Ten key policy recommendations emerged from the Cape Town policy seminar: 1. Firstly, it was suggested that the AU Commission should engage more strategically with African civil society, think tanks, the private sector, and the philanthropic sect...

Region Building and Peace building in Southern Africa

The Botswana seminar assessed key issues on region-building and peace building in Southern Africa, while analyzing South Africa's leadership role in the sub-region. Several recommendations resulted from the two day seminar on “Region-Building and ...

Constitutional Democracy and the Rule of Law in South Africa

Two public dialogues were hosted in Cape Town on 15 June 2015 on “Democracy and the Rule of Law in South Africa”, and on 8 September 2015, on the question: “Is the South African Constitution a Paper Tiger?” The following seven key policy recommen...

Security and Governance in the Great Lakes Region

Several recommendations emerged from the Franschhoek policy advisory group seminar of May 2015. Autocratic governance structures throughout the Great Lakes region hinder national socio-economic progress, and have spread instability. Regional state...

Region-building and Regional Integration in Africa

The following policy recommendations emerged from the Cape Town policy research seminar: Africa should rationalize the proliferation of regional economic communities on the continent. African governments should create dedicated ministries of econo...

South Africa and the BRICS: Progress, Problems and Prospects

The first summit of the four-member BRIC bloc (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) was held in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in June 2009. South Africa’s inclusion transformed the grouping from BRIC to BRICS in April 2011, with the five-member bloc holding...

South Africa, Africa and International Investment Agreements

The CCR and DTI hosted a policy advisory group seminar on “South Africa, Africa, and International Investment Agreements”. The meeting brought together about 30 policymakers, scholars, and civil society actors from Africa, Asia, Europe, North Ame...

Post Apartheid South Africa's Foreign Policy After Two Decades

CCR hosted a policy research seminar on “Post-Apartheid South Africa’s Foreign Policy After Two Decades”. The meeting convened about 50 leading practitioners, scholars, and civil society activists from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, and Nor...

Towards a New Pax Africana : Making, Keeping and Building Peace in Post Cold War Africa

CCR hosted a policy research seminar on “Towards a New Pax Africana: Making, Keeping, and Building Peace in Post-Cold War Africa”. The meeting convened about 30 leading practitioners, scholars, and civil society activists from Africa, Asia, Euro...

Governance and Security Challenges in Post Apartheid Southern Africa

This policy brief considers the key governance and security challenges facing Southern Africa, with a focus on the 15-member Southern African Development Community (SADC) sub-region’s progress towards democracy, and its peacemaking, peacekeeping, ...

Africa, South Africa and the United Nations' Security Architecture

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, hosted a policy advisory group seminar at Erinvale Estate, Western Cape, South Africa, from 12 to 13 December 2012 on “Africa, South Africa, and the United Nations’ (UN) Security A...

The African Union at Ten: Aspirations and Reality

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Berlin, Germany, hosted a colloquium in Berlin, from 30 to 31 August 2012, on “The African Union at Ten: Aspirations and Reality”. The Afri...

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