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Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation: Senior Researcher

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) is an innovator in preventing violence and building peaceful societies. The Centre adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to understand and prevent violence, heal its effects and build sustainable peace locally, continentally and globally.

CSVR seeks to appoint a Senior Researcher, based in Johannesburg.

Moz First Lady Encourages Maintenance of Peace

Mozambique's first lady, Maria da Luz Guebuza, has encouraged citizens of Lichinga, capital of Niassa, to remain determined in promoting and maintaining peace.

At the start of a four day visit to Niassa, da Luz Guebuza asserts that one of her major concerns is to see all Mozambicans living in a climate of peace and stability.

She further declares: “We want Mozambique to remain at peace. We want our children to study in peace. That is why I am here to say that we should all be united to maintain cohesion and peace in Mozambique.”

Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation: Programme Manager

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation  stands for justice, peace and community across the world touching people from all walks of life, being the embodiment of ‘ubuntu’—the belief that to thrive as a whole, we each need to care for one another.

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation seek to appoint a full-time Programme Manager, based in Cape Town.

The overall responsibility is to monitor and evaluate all the Foundation's Sponsored Programmes through regular site visits ensuring compliance to mutual agreements in place.

Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation: Communications and Marketing Manager

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation stands for justice, peace and community across the world touching people from all walks of life, being the embodiment of ‘ubuntu’- the belief that to thrive as a whole, we each need to care for one another.

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation seeks to appoint a full-time Communications and Marketing Manager, based in Cape Town.

Zuma Calls for Better AU, UN Cooperation

President Jacob Zuma has called on the African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) to work together to secure peace on the African continent.

Zuma points out that, "The AU commission chairperson should assist us in promoting further cooperation with the UN so that the AU peace and security machinery can work closely with the UN Security Council machinery to bring about peace."

He further says that there are a number of regions which will require Dlamini-Zuma's attention, such as the Sahel region which ias under pressure following the Arab Spring.

UNHCR Ends Refugee Status for Angolans

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says Angolans and Liberian refugees who live abroad are no longer regarded as refugees.

UNHCR spokesperson, Adrian Edwards, points out that, their refugee status came to an end on 30 June 2012 because both countries ‘have enjoyed many years of peace and stability after bitter civil wars’.

Edwards says that the agency is working with the governments of origin and of asylum to find solutions for refugees who wish either to return home or to remain in their host countries.

NEHAWU Slams De Klerk’s CNN Comments

The National Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) has demanded that former president FW de Klerk’s Nobel Peace Prize be retracted over comments he made in an interview with United State broadcaster CNN.

In a press statement, NEHAWU spokesperson, Sizwe Pamla, points out that, “De Klerk exposed himself to be an unapologetic proponent of a racist, facist system that oppressed the majority.”

Elders Call for Reconciliation

Archbishop Desmond Tutu's peace and human rights group has urged Ivory Coast to make more decisive efforts at reconciliation more than a year after a political crisis left thousands dead.

The Elders, chaired by the veteran anti-apartheid activist and made up of world figures including former United States President, Jimmy Carter, voiced concerns that some of those responsible for the west African nation's violence had not been prosecuted.

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