CENTRE FOR MEDIATION IN AFRICA

Research

CENTRE FOR MEDIATION IN AFRICA

Research

Research in the CMA contributes to expanding our knowledge on mediation best practice, state and non-state actors in mediation, and SDG 16

Academic journals, books and online platforms

The CMA also publishes widely in academic journals, books and online platforms.

2022 Article: Who is Being Served? How Competing Norms and Values Shape the Transitional Justice Agenda in Zimbabwe

2021 Article: Coloniality, Legitimacy in Statebuilding, and the Use of Force in Africa

2021 Article: Unequal access to redress for women ex-combatants in Zimbabwe: an intersectional analysis

2021 Opinion piece: Indians were the soft target of looting insurgents’ Plan B

2021 News & Analysis: South Africa in crisis: We need gutsy leadership and progressive intervention by business

2021 Opinion piece: Business deserves thanks for role in averting SA civil war

2021 Report: The role of business in South Africa’s transition to democracy

2020 Article: Peace from below: The cases of South Sudan and Burundi

2020 Article: Justice from an African perspective

2018 Edited volume: Women in the Context of Justice

Event Reports

In-house working papers

The CMA has had two in-house working paper series:

Mediation Arguments

Mediation Arguments no. 1

LEGITIMATE REPRESENTATION IN MEDIATION PROCESSES: CIVIL SOCIETY INVOLVEMENT IN LIBERIA AND KENYA

Mediation Arguments no. 2

A CROWDED FIELD: COMPETITION AND COORDINATION IN INTERNATIONAL PEACE MEDIATION

Mediation Arguments no. 3

THE USEFULNESS OF NATIONAL MEDIATION IN INTRA-STATE CONFLICT IN AFRICA

Mediation Arguments no. 4

A CLASH OF NORMS AND STRATEGIES IN MADAGASCAR: MEDIATION AND THE AU POLICY ON UNCONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT

Mediation Arguments no. 5

THE DOG THAT DIDN’T BARK: THE ABSENCE OF SIGNIFICANT INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY

Mediation Arguments no. 6

MEDIATED POWER-­SHARING AGREEMENTS, RECONCILIATION AND TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE: LIBERIA, BURUNDI AND THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Mediation Arguments no. 7

MANAGING COMPLEXITY IN MEDIATION: THE NAMIBIAN CASE

Mediation Arguments no. 8

WHITHER THE NOTION OF ‘AFRICAN SOLUTIONS TO AFRICAN PROBLEMS’? THE AFRICAN UNION AND THE MALI CRISIS (2012–2013)

Mediation Arguments no. 9

PICKING UP THE PIECES: MEDIATION STRATEGIES IN FRAGMENTED CONFLICTS

Mediation Arguments no. 10

DAG HAMMARSKJÖLD AND CONFLICT MEDIATION

Practitioner Notes

Practitioner Notes no.1

THE ROLE OF THE MALAWI MEDIA IN THE MALAWI-TANZANIA BORDER DISPUTE

Practitioner Notes no.2

“MULTI-PARTY IS WAR”. REFLECTIONS ON LOCAL MEDIATION IN MALAWI’S ELECTORAL CONFLICTS

Practitioner Notes no.3

THE IMPORTANCEOF PROCESS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN PEACEAND CONSTITUTIONAL NEGOTIATIONS

Practitioner Notes no.4

SOUTH AFRICA’S ROLE IN THE BURUNDI MEDIATION: FROM NYERERE TO MANDELA

Practitioner Notes no.5

SOUTH AFRICA’S ROLE IN THE BURUNDI MEDIATION: IMPLEMENTING THE ARUSHA AGREEMENT

Teaching and Supervision of Students’ Research

The CMA is committed to contributing to two postgraduate level modules on international conflict mediation in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pretoria, one at the Honours and one at the Masters level. The CMA is also involved in the supervision of students undertaking research on mediation at the Honours, Masters and PhD levels.