Peter Gastrow played a key role in the promotion of peace in South Africa. As a lawyer and a member of Parliament, he participated in the establishment of the National Peace Accord. He chaired the Law and Order Subcouncil of the transitional government and was special adviser to the minister of safety and security. He was a visiting fellow at the institute in 1983.
Gastrow describes the initiatives and events that led to the signing of the accord, exploring in particular the important roles played by religious groups and the business community.