Strengthening peaceful leadership
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Strengthening peaceful leadership

Student leaders on a workshop

Puleng Maphisa

The Department of Social Justice and Transformation hosted a student leaders’ workshop on 9 May under the guidance of the Action Support Centre, an NGO that deals with peace building, the protection of people and human rights.

The workshop motivator was Mr Simon Mothoagae from the Action Support Centre who led students in discussions about finding solutions to conflict between students and management.

“Conflict is everywhere and can be resolved at different levels, but it is also our duty to take responsibility for our actions as we share how we will be dealing with it,” said Mr Mothoagae.

The student leaders outlined the challenges they are facing, namely conflict transformation, conflict resolution as well as student charter programmes. Mr Mothoagae outlined the steps used in building a common understanding. These included peace-making initiatives, listening and communication.

The workshop helped leaders to understand what is expected from them and how to tackle conflicts going forward.

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