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Sarah Malotane Henkeman

Independent conflict and social justice practitioner/researcher. Currently Senior Staff Associate in the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town

Dr Sarah Henkeman is an independent conflict and social justice researcher and practitioner. Prior to, during and after the end of apartheid, she worked for public interest, human rights, community safety and conflict resolution organisations while studying part and full-time over several years. She is a trans-disciplinary practitioner/scholar with a research focus on invisible and visible aspects of violence (i.e. symbolic-structural-psychological-physical violence).

She holds the following academic qualifications along with several conflict resolution practice related skills certificates:
BA Psychology (UCT)
HDE (Guidance & Counselling) (UCT)
B.Soc.Sci (Hons) Criminology (mainly Restorative Justice) (UCT)
MA International Conflict Analysis, Kent (UK)
PhD Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies (UKZN)


  • –present
    Snr Staff Associate Violence Research, University of Cape Town


  • 2013 
    University of KwaZulu Natal, PhD Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies