Zwelethu Jolobe is an Associate Professor, and Deputy Head, of the Department of Political Studies at the University of Cape Town. Professor Jolobe is the convenor of International Relations in the Department and teaches International Mediation, Global Governance, Conflict in Africa and International Relations. He has published extensively on South African political issues such as elections, political parties and the dynamics of political coalitions in South Africa. His recent book publication, Brokering Power in Intractable Conflicts: International Mediation in the South African Transition (published by Routledge in 2019), examines the role of the Commonwealth and United Nations in assisting the political transition in South Africa.