Langa, Malose, and Themba Masuku. 2015. "The Role of Ex-offenders in Implementing the Community Work Programme as a Crime and Violence Prevention Initiative." African Safety Promotion Journal 13, no. 2: 78-91.
Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. 2013. Returning to one another: Easing engagement about things that matter: A treasure trove of ideas and exercises to build community and hold conversations that matter. Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights: Johannesburg.
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.
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
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.
Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (2011). African Union Commission Consultation with African Union Member States on Transitional Justice. Consultation Report: Cape Town, South Africa. 12-13 September 2011.
Adonis, C. “We need to do it for ourselves” An Evaluation of the CSVR Ex-Combatant Policy Dialogue Project. Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation-CSVR. Johannesburg, South Africa. July 2008
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)
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)
Mashike, L. (2007). Former Combatants' Involvement in Crime and Crime Prevention.
Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (2007). Policy Dialogue: The Role of Ex-combatants in Memorialisation Processes in South Africa. Workshop Report, 15 November 2007.
Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (2007). Policy Dialogue: Skills Development and Job Creation. Workshop Summary, 5-6 September 2007.
Fattah, E.A. (2006) Is Punishment the Appropriate Response to Gross Human Rights Violations? Is a Non-punitive Justice System Feasible? Paper presented at the conference “The Politics of Restorative Justice In Post-Conflict South Africa and Beyond”, Cape Town, 21-22 September.
Records, R. (2005). Ex-Combatant Reintegration in South Africa – Key Resources. Bibliography compiled for the Southern Africa Reconciliation Project.
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.
Gear, S. (2002). Now that the War is Over - Ex-combatants Transition and the Question of Violence: A literature review. Violence and Transition Series, April.
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)
Schell-Faucon, S. (2001). Journey into the Inner Self and Encounter with the Other: Transformation Trails with Militarised Youth of Katorus. Research report written for the Centre for the Study of violence and Reconciliation, December.
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.