South Africa has historically positioned itself as a neutral party in the face of conflict, a champion of peace and consensus building, working to facilitate constructive engagement in conflict situations. SA has again emphasised the importance of enabling dialogue between the warring parties in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Despite this, concerns are being raised about the SA’s credibility in encouraging peace when the country has not effectively addressed violence and threats of violence. The July unrest in 2021 and ongoing attacks on foreign nationals are notable.
What is the role of ethical leadership in the face of ongoing conflict?