The articles in this journal cover the following topics: Traditions of Conflict Resolution in South Africa is written from the perspective that the deep roots and valid reasons for traditional conflict resolution methods and customs should be taken seriously. The next article: Grappling with the Past: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa covers South Africa’s past and focuses on decades of human rights violations inflicted by the injustice of apartheid. Southern Africa in water crisis – A case study of the Pangara River water shortage, 1987–1996: Towards a resource-based conflict management and resolution perspective is an assessment of the nature of the environmental and regional weather patterns leading to predictable water shortages. The next article is based on the conviction that civil oversight of security issues and agencies is so important that it has to be institutionalized. The last article discusses South Afirca’s involvement in future conflicts on the African Continent