South African peacebuilding needs new purpose


After a period of waning influence, South Africa is beginning to reclaim its place on the world stage as a responsive and capable player on peace and security on the continent, in the region and internationally. Despite recent efforts, its role as a leading actor in global peacebuilding processes has remained unduly under-prioritised. This policy brief looks at the country’s political and financial peacebuilding commitments to identify opportunities for South Africa to renew its former role as a leading force in global peace and security.

About the author

Priyal Singh is a Researcher in the Peace Operations and Peacebuilding Programme at the ISS. He holds an MA with Distinction in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Cover image: MONUSCO/Michael Ali

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