In 2006 the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cabinet committee decided to contract the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) to carry out research aimed at enhancing understanding of the nature of violence in South Africa with a view to strengthening government's response to this problem. This document is the report on the fourth component of the study.
Antony Altbeker has worked on some of the key policy issues facing SA -- crime and policing; unemployment and inclusion -- as freelancer, civil servant and researcher at a variety of think-tanks. He has an Honours degree in Politics and two Masters degrees, one in Economics and one in Creative Writing. All are from the University of the Witwatersrand.