PhD candidates present papers at the Safety and Violence Initiative Conference, Cape Town

Tahirih Matthee, Kevin Thomson and Tareneh Afnan-Holmes, PhD candidates, each presented a paper at the Safety and Violence Initiative Conference in Cape Town on the 7-8 November, 2019. The three presentations are:

Tahirih Matthee: “The development of strategies, skills and attitudes in addressing violence at a Cape Flats school”.

Kevin Thomson: presented at paper on his study in a school. The aim was to empower youth to make constructive choices in their lives. The title is “conflict transformation education: a strategy to educate against stigmatisation and violence in a primary school”.

Taraneh Afnan-Holmes: Taraneh’s paper is titled “A values-based, integrated assets approach to adaptive peacebuilding, Masiphumelele, Cape Town”.

l-r: Taraneh Afnan-Holmes; Kevin Thomson; Tahirih Matthee.

Peace Studies Conference, Indiana, USA

Tinashe Rukuni from Zimbabwe recently attended the Kroc Institute Conference entitled “Building Sustainable Peace”, held in Indiana, USA, 7 – 10 November. He presented a paper written by Bunmi Akande, Tinashe Rukuni and Sylvia Kaye. The title of the paper is “The Power of Community: Peacebuilding in African Communities”.

Hillary Musararwa also presented a paper via video link, “Structural violence (social injustice) transformation through social entrepreneurship: an action research in Zimbabwe”. DUT’s Peacebuilding Programme was well represented at this international conference.

Tinashe and keynote speaker John Paul Lederach

With Lisa Schirch, well-known peace author