Centre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town (UCT) (CCR)

CCR seeks to contribute towards a just peace in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa by promoting constructive, creative and co-operative approaches to the resolution of conflict and the reduction of violence.

Its activities include mediation, facilitation, training, education and research, with an emphasis on capacity building. It also teaches a post-graduate course in conflict resolution and maintains a "Peace Library" with resources on conflict and peacebuilding. Its projects and programmes include:

  • the Conflict Intervention and Peacebuilding Support Project, focussing on Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Lesotho
  • the Policy Development and Research Project, focussing on defence and security issues in southern Africa
  • the Mediation and Training Services Programme, which operates in the Western Cape area of South Africa
  • the South African Prisons Transformation Programme
  • the Youth Programme, which promotes peace education in South African schools.

The centre has a quarterly publication, Track Two, which aims to promote innovative and constructive approaches to community and political conflict. The website includes further details of the Centre's projects, programmes and seminars. One edition of Track Two is available to download in full text format.

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