South African Peacebuilding Needs New Purpose

After a period of waning influence, South Africa is beginning to reclaim its place on the world stage as a responsive and capable player on peace and security on the continent, in the region and internationally. Despite recent efforts, its role as a leading actor in global peacebuilding processes has remained unduly under-prioritised. This policy brief looks at the country’s political and financial peacebuilding commitments to identify opportunities for South Africa to renew its former role as a leading force in global peace and security.