Southern Africa Is in the Climate Crisis Firing Line — We Need Urgent Climate Justice Strategies

Southern Africa is one of the most water-scarce regions in the world. Various weather studies have shown that increases in the global temperature are likely to disrupt the already temperamental rainfall patterns. Now is the ...

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Military Expenditure Foolish When Social Services Are Lacking

SA’s defence capability is in a state of severe decline, a bitter fact for the defence department, the local arms manufacturing industry and the world of defence analysts. Last year, parliament’s defence committee chair went so ...

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Wake-up Call for Schools in South Africa

Looming crisis of normalising violence is having a detrimental effect on SA’s young people. Violence among learners at Mbilwi Secondary School in Limpopo that went viral should be a wake-up call. The Centre for the Study ...

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Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution in Africa Must Include Impacts of Climate Crisis

When climate change impacts affect people’s access to the natural resources they rely on ­— such as water, timber and land for crops — it strains relations within and across social groups. Social cohesion is ...

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GBV: Prioritise Efforts for Justice, Says Gender Justice Advocate

The silencing of gender-based violence (GBV) victims needs to be contested, gender justice advocate Gugu Nonjinge said. Nonjinge, 27, grew up in Mount Frere, a small town in the Eastern Cape. She is the senior advocacy ...

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Shift in Strategy Needed to Tackle GBV

Covid-19 has caused devastation in communities, and this has disproportionately affected women. This impact on women, particularly their economic status and vulnerability to violence, has been brought home by the release in the last week ...

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CSVR Expresses Its Solidarity with the People of Nigeria and Condemns Human Rights Violations

Press Release: CSVR Expresses Its Solidarity with the People of Nigeria and Condemns Human Rights Violations

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) has been following the unfolding events and the escalating violence in Nigeria over the past two days. CSVR unreservedly condemns the police brutality and human ...

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