South Africa’s National Peace Accord - Its Structures and Functions

2002. Author: Chris Spies, Accord

The article examines the network of structures created to implement the National Peace Accord (NPA) in South Africa. These national, regional and local committees were created to address the behavior of political parties and the security forces, issues related to justice, and conflict management through participatory processes of localized mediation and monitoring. The paper outlines the process that led to the agreement, describes the objectives of the NPA and the functioning of the various structures, and concludes by pointing out some shortcomings.

  • South Africa
  • Africa
  • Infrastructures for Peace
  • Research/Lessons Learned

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