n African Renaissance - An interface between refugees and South Africa’s peace-building interventions in Africa : bridging the theory

Volume 16 Number Special Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305



Our central aim in this paper is to establish a link between refugees and South Africa‘s peace-building efforts in Africa. We argue that the knowledge of refugees- especially those being hosted in South Africa- and the important role they can play in South Africa‘s peace-building efforts in their countries is potentially a huge contribution to solving the protracted situations on the continent. By highlighting the contribution of refugees, we bring into view the important role a marginalised stakeholder can play in enhancing the efforts of South Africa‘s peace-building thus, reducing refugees inflow caused by unending conflicts on the continent. Far from addressing the root causes of the influx of refugees in South Africa, the contribution of refugees to the peace-building efforts of their war ravaged countries has been a lightly studied area.

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