The Nodal Security Governance Group (NSGG)
Seminars are held for Masters and Doctoral students involved in research at the Centre of Criminology. The NSGG also provides students with an opportunity to present their research themes to the rest of the group on a regular basis and thus receive support and guidance from peers, supervisors and invited commentators.
Presentations given during 2012
During 2012, PhD students have presented their dissertations to their fellow PhD students and supervisors on a regular basis, in order to obtain feedback and constructive comment.
Students have also received input on dissertation writing from Shanali Govender, from the UCT Writing Centre, Gail Super, Postdoctoral fellow at the Centre and Ricky Rontsch, editor.
Presentations given during 2011
25 February 2011. Leonie Joubert, ‘On the Plate – Exploring Food Security, Climate Change and Resilience in Cities.
23 March 2011. Tessa Diphoorn, Twilight Policing: The Niche of Armed Response Companies in Durban, South Africa.
25 March 2011. Professor Robert Cameron, The Structure and Function of South African Government.
13 May 2011. Laura Drivdal, Theories of Governance in the Public Administration Field.
27 May 2011. Molly Blank, Where do I stand, The making of a film on Xenophobia and youth in SA.
17 June 2011. Centre of Criminology, PhD Students, Poster Presentations on their dissertations.
6 June 2011. Professor Philip Stenning, Community, Politics and Resistance: A Study in the Governance of Vancouver’s Downtown East Side (DTES).
5 August 2011. Bill Dixon, from Keele University, What is Criminology For?
21 October 2011. Dr Jane Battersby-Lennard, Feeding the City: A 21st Century Challenge.
2 November 2011 Professor Carol Clarkson. Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice: a discussion on her research.
Presentations given during 2010
Friday, 19 November. Julie Berg, Senior Lecturer, Centre of Criminology and Sophie Nakuiera, PhD Candidate. "Reflections on the Security Governance of the 2010 FIFA World Cup."
Friday, 8th October. Professor Hans Lindahl, Tilburg University, presently a fellow at Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS). "Globalization as localization: the spatial boundaries of cyber-law and lex mercatoria".
Wednesday, 28 July 2010. Peer Schouten, a PhD Researcher at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg. "Topographies of private security and state formation in the postcolony".
28 May 2010. Marcel Zethoven in partnership with Frank Diender,(Amstelland/Amsterdam Police), Monique Mbele and Rubin Joseph (Cape Town Metropolice Office)."Ways of Seeing, Ways of Acting".
14 May 2010. Ashimizo Afadameh (PhD Candidate, UCT)). "Evaluating the Legal and Institutional Framework of the African Economic Community".
4 May 2010. Vijay Nagaraj from the International Council on Human Rights Policy, Geneva. "The Widening Web of Control: A Human Rights Analysis of Public Policy Responses to Crime, Social Problems and Deviance".(presentation of the draft report).
9 April 2010. Lucy Baker (PhD Candidate)."The Governance of Clean Energy in South Africa: Concept, Policy and Practice".
13 March 2010.Dr Anthony Turton, Touchstone Resources."Science in a Fledgling Democracy: Pure Science or Science Embedded in the Constitution?"
Presentations given during 2009
4 December 2009. Prof. Bill Rolston, Professor of Sociology and Transitional Justice, Ulster University. "From War to Peace: the Political Murals of Northern Ireland".
20 November 2009. Prof Elrena van der Spuy, Centre of Criminology and Lynsey Bourke, Masters Student Centre of Criminology."A Peacekeeper is a Peacekeeper is a Peacekeeper? South African Female Police in Darfur: Views from below."
6 November 2009. Dr Eban Ebai, Post Doctoral Candidate, Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town. "Democratic Accountability of the Police in Cameroon: Framework and Limitations."
16 October 2009 Centre of Criminology and Ruhr University, Bochum. PhD Exchange Report Back: Ruhr University, Bochum and University of Cape Town PhD seminar exchange.
2 October 2009. Omri Manoach (visiting student) from Rotterdam. "A Case Study of Employees and their Perceptions of Space in Security Villages."
4 September 2009. Prof Liora Lazarus. St Annes College, Oxford University. "The Right to Security".
28 August 2009. Eldred de Klerk, Africa-Analysis . "Tooled-up Policing of Public Order Events".
14 August 2009. Gail Super. Doctoral Candidate, New York University. "Fractured Freedom: State Discourses about Crime in SA, 1976-2004."
31 July 2009. Prof Steven Robins,Dept of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Stellenbosch. "Thinking about housing, citizenship and security in Manenberg, Cape Town"
17 July 2009. Prof Peter Burnell, Dept of Politics and International Studies, Warwick University. "Climate change and democratisation: do they matter for each other?"
19 June 2009. Del Weston, Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, Curtin University, Western Australia." Political Economy and Global Warming".
5 June 2009. Dr Djims Milius, Intellectual Property Law and Intellectual Research Unit, Private Law Dept, University of Cape Town. "Global Intellectual Property and Public Health Security."
22 May 2009. Laurent Fourchard, Senior researcher for the National Foundation of Political Science at the Centre d’Etude d’Afrique Noire, University of Bordeaux. " State Formation and Non State Policing in Nigeria and South Africa."
8 May 2009. Moliehi Shale (PhD Presentation). Doctoral Candidate, Centre of Criminology. "Sustainability and Risk in the Informal Economy: A Study in the Regulation of Risk."
17 April 2009. Prof Scott Burris, Professor of Law, Temple Law School. "Policing and Health: A Nodal View".
3 April 2009. Helena Chung (PhD Presentation) Doctoral Candidate, Centre of Criminology. "Interrelationship between Crime and Immigration in South Africa".
27 March 2009. Prof John van Breda, Sustainability Institute, Stellenbosch. "Bridging the Natural vs Social Science Divide -- Why Deconstructing and Re-constructing the 'Social' is Important".
19 February 2009. Prof Thomas Feltes, Chair of Criminology, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany. "Globalisation and Inter-Continental Policing".
6 February 2009. Elaine Atkins, Information Manager, Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town. "Introduction Presentation on Refworks and Endnotes".
Presentations given during 2008
12 September 2008 Rob Montgommery "Traversing the Columbian drug cartels".
5 September 2008 Nicholas Kimani Post doctoral student "My PhD journey".
28 August 2008 Marcel Zethoven Dutch police director "Street directors and community policing models".
22 August 2008 Elaine Salo African Gender Institute "Researching masculinities in Manenberg".
15 August 2008 Jan Froested Bergen University "Political accountability and the Zwelethemba model".
11 July 2008 John Cartwright Research Associate "The Muizenberg project".
1 July 2008 Karina Landman (CSIR researcher) "Secure housing in SA".
20 June 2008 Clifford Shearing (Director: Centre of Criminology) "How to write a PhD".
13 June 2008 Irvin Kinnes (PhD candidate) "Police culture as an obstacle to policing gangs".
6 June 2008 Nicholas Kimani (Post doctoral student) "Environmental sustainability of low cost housing in SA".
16 May 2008 Suzall Timm (PhD candidate) "The new governance of the environment: the informal recycling sector".
9 May 2008 Africanus Sessay (Masters candidate) "Crime prevention through mapping of hotspots".
25 April 2008: Adam Armstrong (Masters candidate) "Design Principles".
18 April 2008: Christine Hentschel (PhD candidate – University of Leipzig) "Governing insecurity through space".
4 April 2008: Julie Berg (PhD candidate) "Plural policing".