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What are you doing to commemorate International Mandela Day?

Johannesburg, Thursday 14 July 2016 – Former President Nelson Mandela remains one of the most enduring symbols of the South African nation brand.  He...

From priest, to activist and Public Peace Prize recipient

Father Michael Lapsley came to South Africa from New Zealand as a young man. In his adopted home, he could not ignore the horrors of apartheid. For his contribution to peace and reconciliation, he was recently named the recipient of the Public Peace Prize 2016 in the category "Global Peace and Reconciliation – Internationally Reputed Peacemaker".

Women at centre of African Union summit

Women at centre of African Union summit

In the African year of women's empowerment, the African Union emphasised the need to mainstream women in development, and AU Commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced the launch of a gender score card to monitor progress and share best practices.
Peace and calm returns to South Africa

Peace and calm returns to South Africa

The violence against foreigners that flared earlier this month had abated, said Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe. South Africa was helping to repatriate foreign nationals who wanted to return home, and was offering services to those who chose to stay.

Booklet: Stop attacks on foreign nationals

The South African government appeals for peace and tolerance following the recent violence against foreign nationals. In addition to the human cost, the attacks damage the country's reputation and development, and ignore migrants' contribution to our society, as a new booklet explains. Read and download the booklet here.

Thousands march for peace in Durban

Thousands march for peace in Durban

South Africans took to Durban's streets on Thursday to call for calm and an end to the attacks on foreign nationals, which have claimed five lives and displaced hundreds of others in KwaZulu-Natal over the past two weeks. #WeAreAfrica #StopXenophobia
22 monuments for 22 years of freedom

22 monuments for 22 years of freedom

With April marking the 22nd anniversary of South Africa’s freedom, Media Club South Africa showcases 22 monuments that pay homage to those who made this country great.
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South Africa has a role in post-conflict development

When it comes to peace and security on the continent, South Africa plays a significant role: it contributed to the African Peace and Security Architecture and the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises. It also has an impressive track record in conflict resolution.
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Special force to target Boko Haram

The African Union has agreed on a multinational force to counter the growing threat of Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin. It also agreed that financial and material resources be provided for the force. Deliberations will continue at the mid-year AU assembly in Johannesburg.
UN peace role for South African Nicholas "Fink’ Haysom

UN peace role for South African Nicholas “Fink’ Haysom

South African Nicholas "Fink' Haysom brings plenty of conflict resolution experience to his new job as chief of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. But challenges lie ahead, including brokering peace between the new government and the Taliban.

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