The Conflict Resolution Of South Africa

2225 WordsMay 11, 20169 Pages
Despite the successful transition into a democracy, a country that poorly manages conflicts is what haunts South Africa to date. It continues to defy the promotion of good governance. Often times finding difficulty for the citizens of South Africa to meaningfully express their demands and concerns without violence as a means to get attention. Violence seems to be a legacy long left behind from a country torn by apartheid. A country where violence seems to be a first resort rather than a last. To understand the structure of South Africa today one must recognize the function of it’s past. The identification of society and its conflicts must be understood to help with the development of conflict resolution. Peacebuilding is about finding the root causes of conflicts and formulating strategies to stop the reformation of said conflicts. 22 years after apartheid, the effects still linger on in South Africa as peacebuilding and a reconciliation process is still incomplete. Examples of the incomplete peacebuilding and reconciliation process can be attributed to the recent xenophobic violence plaguing South Africa to date. Xenophobia is the dislike or fear of people from foreign countries. The heart of South Africa’s conflict is it’s debate with the meaning of the word “foreigner”. It is usually recognized as someone who is a non national from Africa and Asia in South Africa. People from America and Europe are not grouped as being a foreigner in the South African sense but rather

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