Book Launch: A Citizen’s Guide to Crime Trends in South Africa
South Africans care a lot about crime, but much of what we think we know might not be correct. Anine and Mark's new book aims to guide South Africans through crime trends and statistics.
Soweto Uprising: Four decades on South Africa still struggles with violent policing
It is exactly forty years since the Soweto uprising in June 1976 where the South African police met the students with brutal force. How much has changed in terms of policing? Dr. Andrew Faull responds.
Race and crime/Crime and race, in an unequal, transitional context
Dr. Sarah Henkeman recently presented at the HSRC's Racism Dialogue. In this article, she shares some of her insights on the issue of 'race and crime'.
Development Responses for Organised Crime: A planning and programming framework
Development actors are increasingly both recognising the need and being called upon to respond to the challenges of organised crime and its impact. But there remains a significant lacuna on what the implications are for how development programming...
A Game of Horns: Transnational Flows of Rhino Horn
Annette Hübschle shares her insights and findings from years of researching the industry. Her new book is also available to download.
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Sunday, 24 July 2016

- Anine Kriegler & Mark Shaw

The widely-held assumption that murder rates have been increasing in South Africa in the past two decades is incorrect – and it may divert attention from a new problem that needs attention.


Publication Date:
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 13:45

- Times Live

On 19 July, The Times reported that Cape Town City Improvement District (CCID) officers will from now on be equipped with body-worn cameras.


Publication Date:
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 13:00

- Mark Shaw

While the bouncer mafia was one of several emerging criminal networks at the time, although the most prominent in respect of Johannesburg’ s changing illicit drug economy, they provide a useful example of how organised crime originated during South Africa’s transition: a fact often commented on, but little understood.


Publication Date:
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 12:30

- News

The results of a year-long investigation into the criminal networks behind rhino horn trafficking in Southern Africa. 


Publication Date:
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 12:00