"South Africa is an important actor in peacebuilding and post-conflict development and now wishes to deepen its engagement through the establishment of the South African Development Partnership Agency (SADPA). However South Africa needs to be aware of the tensions inherent in its positioning as a development partner. South Africa can learn from the experiences of other donors and development partners and should consider how best to position itself within national aid architectures in developing countries. This paper examines the findings of previous ISS research on South Africa’s engagements in peacebuilding and post-conflict development to situate them in the broader aid effectiveness debate, and makes recommendations for South Africa as it moves ahead as a development partner."