Diverse | Dynamic | Driven

Diverse | Dynamic | Driven

About the CMA

The CMA is hosted by the Department of Political Sciences, in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, at the University of Pretoria.

At the CMA, we move mediation beyond direct third party intervention and create an environment where people can transform their own conflicts. Our focus is on relationships, narratives, the stories people tell, contextual approaches and oral histories.

 

We do this by:

  • Publishing research on mediation best practices
  • Teaching postgraduate courses on mediation
  • Hosting public and off-the-record seminars on mediation efforts in Africa
  • Partnering with other universities to expand our research and teaching reach
  • Assisting regional and sub-regional bodies and governments involved in mediation
  • Expanding research into non-state actors in mediation processes
  • Contributing to research on SDG16
  • Training senior government officials in mediation skills

The Team

Prof Cori Wielenga

Acting
Director

 

 

 

 

Dr Sokfa John

Programme Director: Mediation practice

Dr Quraysha Sooliman

Programme Director: Science/Public engagement

Dr Quraysha Sooliman

Dr Sonja Theron

Programme Director:
Research

Dr Sonja Theron

Dr Marlie Holtzhausen

Programme Director: Team development

Dr Marlie Holtzhausen

Dr Chenai Matshaka

Programme Director: Applied research

Dr Chenai Matshaka

Ms Tyne Williams

Researcher

Tyne Williams

Mr Anthony Bizos

Researcher

Mr Anthony Bizos

Ms Nontando Ndhlovu

Researcher

Ms Nontando Ndhlovu

Mr Samuel Igba

Researcher

Mr Samuel Igba

Ms Gabe Vermeulen

Researcher

Ms Gabe Vermeulen

Ms Susanna Deetlefs

Project Coordinator

Ms Susanna Deetlefs

Ms Kirsty Nepomuceno

Project Assistant

Ms Kirsty Nepomuceno

Ms Smeetha Singh

Project Coordinator

Interns

Ms Tshenolo Matlala

Intern

Ms Tshenolo Matlala

 

Research Associates

Dr Jason Musyoka

CEO of The Frontline Group & Principle of The Frontline Training Institute

Dr Jason Musyoka

Dr Bosco Bae

University of Lynchburg, Department of Religious Studies

Dr Bosco Bae

Dr Litlhare Rabele

Gender Programme Manager, Foundation for Human Rights

Dr Litlhare Rabele