CENTRE FOR MEDIATION IN AFRICA

About CMA

About CMA

CENTRE FOR MEDIATION IN AFRICA

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.

The goal of the CMA is to help make mediation efforts throughout Africa more effective. We do so by offering academic and practical courses in mediation, researching new and current best practices, and offering support to organisations and governments involved in mediation processes.

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 and public engagement

Dr Sonja Theron

Programme Director: Research

 

Dr Marlie Holtzhausen

Researcher

Dr Chenai Matshaka

Researcher

Dr Ashleigh Shangare

Researcher

Ms Tyne Williams

Researcher

Mr Anthony Bizos

Researcher

Ms Nontando Ndhlovu

Researcher

Mr Samuel Igba

Researcher

Ms Mellissa Mlambo

Social media

Ms Makhethe Makamase

Researcher

Ms Gabe Vermeulen

Researcher

Ms Susanna Deetlefs

Project Coordinator

Ms Kirsty Nepomuceno

Project Assistant

Interns

Mr David Kubwa

Intern

Ms Tabitha Lavender Sagandira

Intern

 

Ms Tshenolo Matlala

Intern

 

Ms Kgomotso Komane

Intern

Ms Lerato Dube

Intern

Research Associates

Dr Jason Musyoka

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

Dr Bosco Bae

University of Lynchburg, Department of Religious Studies

Dr Litlhare Rabele

Gender Programme Manager, Foundation for Human Rights