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Xenophobia: Don't Deploy More Police; More Social Spending Needed to End Unemployment

Community protests against violent crime, which are then followed by xenophobic violence and vigilantism, are not new in Diepsloot.In 2013, two toddlers were brutally killed and sexually assaulted. Following this incident, foreign nationals were blamed, attacked ...

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South Africa: Is Freedom Still Coming 'Tomorrow'?

Freedom day holds a special place in South Africa’s history as it formally marked the end of apartheid in 1994.While that was a major feat in the struggle to legally end racial discrimination, the term ...

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Media Statement: Operation Dudula – CSVR Condemns the Xenophobic Protests and Recognises the Challenges of Crime and Unemployment

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation notes with concern the widespread Operation Dudula violent protests that have turned xenophobic. While the movement highlights the socio-economic inequalities and the lack of service delivery, ...

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Transforming Attitudes, Beliefs and Norms Is a Must to Win the War against GBV in South Africa

The 8th of March marks International Women’s Day, a global day for celebrating women’s achievements and recognise challenges that persist when it comes to achieving gender equality.

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Appointment of Professor Khabele Matlosa to the CSVR Board

The CSVR Board of Directors welcomes Professor Khabele Matlosa to the CSVR Board. Professor Matlosa comes with a wealth of experience and published work in the human rights, conflict prevention, management and resolution fields ...

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Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding: Is There a Role for Faith-based Actors?

As South Africa mourns the passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, it is a moment to reflect on the role that faith-based actors play in transitional justice and in the maintenance of peaceful societies.Tutu's activism ...

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Press Release: SACTJ Calls for Reform of National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) in South Africa

The South African Coalition for Transitional Justice (SACTJ) calls for changes to the architecture and working methodology of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) in South Africa. Torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman, degrading treatment and ...

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