College of Law

Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa (IDRA)

IDRA was established on 1 January 2011 and is located within the College of Law. The Institute is four years old and it is multi-faceted in approach, and multi-dimensional in scope. Although IDRA is administered within the College of Law, its research agenda is not confined to the legal discourse. IDRA is therefore a multi/inter/trans disciplinary institution (MIT).The Institute is transcending the borders of demarcated academic disciplines.

The Institute is building bridges for the gaps and dissonance formed/forming by socio-political conditions of our continent’s past century by means of community-engaged research. We are also in conversation with those continent’s to which we are closely related, be it politically, economically or spiritually, and with whom we can share knowledge systems of dispute processing and dispute resolution. Within IDRA there are fledgling projects that are starting anew; and there are projects that are blossoming in depth and breadth.

Contact us

Enquiries:  Adv D Letsoalo
Phone:       + 27 12 484 1103/1104

Postal Address:
Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa
2-10 Building 1, Sunnyside Campus
University of South Africa
PO Box 392
South Africa

Last modified: 2023/08/07