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Race, Violence and Citizenship

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–February 28, 2007
  • Location Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation is a research and policy nonprofit that focuses on analyzing the various aspects of violence and the challenges of fostering reconciliation in South Africa. After 10 years of democracy, the country is still dealing with the persistence of overtly racially motivated violence and crime.Multiyear funding will enable the centre to examine the relationship between violence and prejudice, with the goal of enhancing the capacity of the government and society to address racial conflict in post-apartheid South Africa. The project will include researching the relationship between violence and contemporary forms of racism; examining access to justice and remedial measures; developing early warning systems; and publishing and disseminating findings and insights.The center, established in 1989, helped develop the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.