Malose Langa

A Case Study of the Marikana Massacre in South Africa

This article reflects on the Marikana massacre of August 2012, subsequent violent strikes and responses by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as a case study, and provides an analysis about whether these interventions bring transformative change or ...

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Government and Civil Society Collaboration: Lessons from a Partnership between CSVR, COGTA AND GIZ-VCP

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) has researched the Community Work Programme (CWP) since 2010. In 2016, the CSVR entered into a partnership with the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional ...

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Strengthening Urban Violence Prevention Through the CWP: Learnings from CSVR's Pre- and Post-Training Evaluation

CSVR has conducted research on South Africa’s Community Work Programme (CWP) since 2010. In 2016, the organisation commenced with an eff ort to strengthen urban violence prevention interventions carried out by CWP through their work. ...

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Balancing the Narrative in Zwelihle, Hermanus

This past Friday’s events, if anything, place a large question mark over the popular portrayal of the violent protests that have rocked the coastal town. “Marauding bandits”, “criminals”, “savages”, “hooligans”, “rogues”, “thugs” and “terrorists” are some ...

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The Fathers of Destiny

This study utilised textual analysis to characterise the representation of fatherhood in the eight issues of Destiny Man magazine published in 2014. Stories that pertained to fatherhood and that were related to aspects of contemporary ...

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Black Man at Oscar Pistorius Trial in Absentia

This article explores the social representation of black masculinities as violent in the globally publicized case of the murder by Oscar Pistorius of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. This murder and the subsequent media interest it ...

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