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CSVR is a multi-disciplinary institute involved in research, policy formation, community interventions, service delivery, education and training, as well as providing consultancy services. The primary goal of CSVR is to use its expertise in building reconciliation, democracy and a human rights culture and in preventing violence in South Africa and in other countries in Africa.

Vision: CSVR is an innovator in preventing violence and building peaceful societies.

Mission: CSVR adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to understand and prevent violence, heal its effects and build sustainable peace locally, continentally and globally.

Institutional Representative: Hugo van der Merwe

Institution / Affiliation : Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation