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CMA newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 16 Oct 2014

Andries Odendaal, Senior Associate of the Centre for Mediation in Africa, has been invited to serve as a Technical Adviser to the Nepal Transition to Peace Forum.

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CMA director to lead assessment of African Peace and Security Architecture
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 15 Sep 2014

The Centre for Mediation in Africa Director, Prof Laurie Nathan, has been appointed as the team leader for the forthcoming assessment of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA).

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CMA newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 11 Sep 2014

Mediation training and other goings-on in the Centre for Mediation in Africa.

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CMA newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 14 Jul 2014

The Centre for Mediation in Africa is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Tim Murithi as a Senior Associate.

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CMA newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 06 Jun 2014

The Centre for Mediation in Africa is happy to announce the publication of a new Mediation Arguments paper, by Cori Wielenga and Nickson Bondo.

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Seminar report-back: Resolving asymmetric conflicts
Sungani Phiri
Posted on 29 May 2014

On Tuesday 20 May the Political Sciences Department and the Centre for Mediation in Africa hosted a seminar entitled “Using problem solving workshops in asymmetric conflicts: perpetuating imbalance?” The seminar was presented by Professor Chris Mitchell from George Mason University.

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CMA newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 29 May 2014

The Centre for Mediation in Africa has released its latest six-monthly activity report, covering its research, training, facilitation, teaching and other activities.


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CMA establishes international partnership
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 16 May 2014

The Centre for Mediation in Africa, based in the Department of Political Sciences, has established a partnership with the Global South Unit for Mediation in Brazil.

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Seminar invitation: Resolving asymmetric conflicts
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 16 May 2014

The Department of Political Sciences and the Centre for Mediation in Africa invite you to a seminar entitled "Using problem solving workshops in asymmetric conflicts: Perpetuating imbalance?" to be presented by Professor Chris Mitchell on 20 May.

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CMA newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 02 May 2014

The Centre for Mediation in Africa has recently published a new paper in its 'Mediation Arguments' series.

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CMA newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 12 Mar 2014

The Centre is very happy to announce the appointment of a new Senior Associate, Victoria Maloka.


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CMA presents international mediation skills workshop
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 04 Mar 2014

In November 2013 the Centre’s trainers presented a five-day workshop as part of the programme on mediation, negotiations and constitution-drafting organised by the Diplomatic Academy of the South African Department of International Relations and Co-operation.

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CMA participates in international council on mediation
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 04 Mar 2014

In January the Centre’s Director, Laurie Nathan, participated in the annual meeting of the UN Academic Advisory Council on Mediation.

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CMA newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 04 Mar 2014

In March CMA Senior Associate Clever Nyathi will attend the inaugural meeting of Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC) in Costa Rica.

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CMA hosts DIRCO Deputy Minister
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 04 Mar 2014

On 24 February the Department of Political Sciences and the Centre for Mediation in Africa hosted a public seminar addressed by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, Ebrahim Ebrahim.

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CMA newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 18 Nov 2013

News from the Centre for Mediation in Africa.

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CMA newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 18 Nov 2013

The CMA recently received from Dr Simon Mason, a member of the Mediation Support Team at the Center for Security Studies in Zurich, the following tribute to Dr Andries Odendaal's new book on national peacebuilding.

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CMA newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 23 Oct 2013

News from the Centre for Mediation in Africa.

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CMA newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 16 Sep 2013

The Centre for Mediation in Africa is pleased to announce new publications by its staff.

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CMA newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 16 Aug 2013

News from the Centre for Mediation in Africa, housed in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria.

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Centre for Mediation in Africa: Newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 16 Jul 2013

The most recent issue of Intelligence and National Security features an article by CMA Director Laurie Nathan.

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Centre for Mediation in Africa: newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 18 Jun 2013

News from the CMA, housed in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria.

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Centre for Mediation in Africa: New publication
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 11 Jun 2013

The Centre for Mediation in Africa (CMA) is pleased to announce the publication of Falls the Shadow: Between the Promise and the Reality of the South African Constitution, co-edited by CMA Director Laurie Nathan, Kristina Bentley and Richard Calland, published by UCT Press.

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CMA newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 17 May 2013

The Centre for Mediation in Africa has released the April issue of its working paper series, Mediation Arguments.

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CMA newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 13 May 2013

The Centre for Mediation in Africa has released its Activity Report for September 2012-February 2013.

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Seminar invitation: Central African Republic
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 08 May 2013

The Centre for Mediation in Africa and Department of Political Sciences invite you to a seminar on the topic of "Crisis and peace-making in the Central African Republic", to be presented by Joao Honwana on 14 May.

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CMA newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 03 May 2013

News from the Centre for Mediation in Africa (CMA), housed in the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria.

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Centre for Mediation in Africa: new publications
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 02 Apr 2013

The CMA is pleased to announce the publication of two further papers in its Mediation Arguments series and a second it its Practitioner Notes series.

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CMA newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 02 Apr 2013

News from the Centre for Mediation in Africa, housed in the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria.

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CMA hosts seminar on Mali
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 18 Mar 2013

On 14 March the Centre for Mediation in Africa hosted a seminar entitled "Reflections on the Mali Crisis: What is to be done?"

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CMA launches academic working paper series
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 12 Mar 2013

Mediation Arguments explores the dynamics and outcomes of mediation efforts to prevent, manage and resolve high intensity conflict.

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Centre launches practitioner paper series
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 12 Mar 2013

The Centre for Mediation in Africa is pleased to announce the publication of the first paper in the Centre’s non-academic working paper series, Practitioner Notes.

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Centre for Mediation in Africa: Call for proposals
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 12 Mar 2013

The Centre has released its second call for proposals for its academic working paper series, Mediation Arguments.

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Seminar invitation: The Mali crisis
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 07 Mar 2013

The Centre for Mediation in Africa invites you to a seminar entitled “Reflections on the Mali Crisis: What is to be done?”, on 14 March.

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Centre for Mediation in Africa newsflash
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 26 Nov 2012

Laurie Nathan, Director of the Centre for Mediation in Africa, has been appointed to serve on the steering committee of the newly established United Nations Academic Advisory Council on Mediation.

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Seminar invitation: UN guidance for effective mediation
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 20 Nov 2012

The Centre for Mediation in Africa, in association with The UN Mediation Support Unit, invites you to the African Launch of the UN Secretary General’s Report on UN Guidance for Effective Mediation on 28 November.

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News flash: Centre for Mediation in Africa
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 10 Oct 2012

Centre director Laurie Nathan has been awarded a grant from the African Peacebuilding Network (APN) Research Grants Competition, an initiative of the Social Science Research Council in the United States.

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News flash: Centre for Mediation in Africa
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 14 Sep 2012

On 17-18 September Dr Laurie Nathan will attend a workshop in Djibouti to assist officials from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to set up a mediation support unit and roster of mediators.

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Centre for Mediation in Africa activity update
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 06 Aug 2012

In July the Centre director, Laurie Nathan, was the facilitator of the UN Department of Political Affairs Retreat on Challenges to Peace and Security in Southern Africa, held in Pretoria.

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Report: International Mediation Workshop
Shirley de Villiers
Posted on 07 May 2012

On 5 April 2012, the Centre for Mediation in Africa, in collaboration with the United Nations Mediation Support Unit, held a consultative workshop on international mediation. The report from the event is now available for download.

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Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowships
Shirley de Villiers
Posted on 02 May 2012

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Pretoria has issued a call for excellent doctoral graduates to apply for prestigious postdoctoral fellowships at the University. The Centre for Mediation in Africa, housed in the Department of Political Sciences, encourages applications from graduates who wish to do research on mediation.

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Opinion: Leave Spies out of Politics
Laurie Nathan
Posted on 26 Apr 2012

Parliament has an opportunity to strengthen intelligence legislation and reduce the potential for mischief by the spies, writes Centre for Mediation in Africa Director Laurie Nathan in the Cape Argus.

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Consultative Workshop on Mediation
Shirley de Villiers
Posted on 17 Apr 2012

On 5 April 2012 the Centre for Mediation in Africa, in collaboration with the United Nations Mediation Support Unit, hosted a consultative workshop on international mediation at the University of Pretoria.

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