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How others have done it: A desk study of community projects related to torture, Appendix C
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Bantjes, Megan. 2011. How others have done it: A desk study of community projects related to torture, Appendix C. Johannesburg: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.With the aim of informing CSVR's development of a community work model to address torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, this desk study examines six community projects conducted in South Africa and in other countries. Details of four of the interventions were found in the literature and information about two projects was gathered in interviews with the staff involved. Each intervention is discussed in terms of six questions that have been found useful for thinking about community work (see Questions about community work, Appendix B). The objectives of CSVR’s community work on torture - transformation, prevention and amelioration - provide the framework for considering the implications of each of these projects for CSVR's development of a model.

A methodological dilemma: The street corner approach versus an institutional approach to accessing victims of torture and CIDT, Appendix D
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Langa, Malose. 2011. A methodological dilemma: The street corner approach versus an institutional approach to accessing victims of torture and CIDT, Appendix D. Johannesburg: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.CSVR developed two research projects to identify and profile survivors of current torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in the new South Africa. Two research methods were used to investigate patterns and effects of torture and victims’ access to medical, legal and psychosocial services - the street corner approach and the institutional approach. This report compares and contrasts the strengths and limitations of the institutional and street corner approaches as methods for accessing people who have been tortured recently in South Africa. This reflective report helped to inform the development of CSVR's model for community interventions to address torture detailed in Finding our way: Developing a community work model for addressing torture

The Persistence of Military Identities Among Ex-Combatants in South Africa
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Maringira, Godfrey, with Jasmina Brankovic. 2013. The Persistence of Military Identities Among Ex-combatants in South Africa. Cape Town: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape.

This report focuses on the ways in which ex-combatants have remained militarised at both an individual and a collective level in post-apartheid South Africa. It argues that ex-combatants’ military identities and skills can be both beneficial and detrimental to their families, communities and the state. For this reason, as long as DDRR programmes remain short-term processes aimed chiefly at disarming ex-combatants without addressing their ongoing needs in highly unequal and violent societies, the demilitarisation of ex-combatants’ minds and everyday lives will be an unattainable goal.

"The Role of Ex-combatants and Veterans in Violence in Transitional Societies."
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Dzinesa, G. "The Role of Ex-combatants and Veterans in Violence in Transitional Societies." Concept Paper, Violence and Transition Project Roundtable.  7 - 9 May 2008.  Johannesberg. (pdf 192 kb)

"The Road Back: Psycho-social Strains of Transition for South Africa's Ex-combatants".
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Gear, S. (2008) "The Road Back: Psycho-social Strains of Transition for South Africa's Ex-combatants". Chapter in Beyond the Border War. New perspectives on Southern Africa’s late-Cold War conflicts (p245 - 266). Unisa Press. (not available online)

 

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Policy Dialogue: Skills Development and Job Creation
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Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (2007). Policy Dialogue: Skills Development and Job Creation. Workshop Summary, 5-6 September 2007.

Trials of Transition: The case of ex-combatants.
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Gear, S. (2005). Trials of Transition: The case of ex-combatants. In Davis, L. and Snyman, R. (eds), Victimology in South Africa. Pretoria: Van Schaik Publishers.

Reform and Stasis: Transformation in South African Prisons.
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Dissel, A. & Ellis, S. (2002). Reform and Stasis: Transformation in South African Prisons. Paper first published in "Ambitions réformatrices et inertie du social dans les prisons sud-africaines", Critique Internationale No. 16, July. (159kb)

A Review of Government Expenditure on the National Crime Prevention Strategy 1996-1999
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Altbeker, A. & Rauch, J. (1999). A Review of Government Expenditure on the National Crime Prevention Strategy 1996-1999. Paper commissioned by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation as part of a review of the national crime prevention strategy carried out for the Department of Safety and Security, June.

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