Conducting Participatory Action Research with Apartheid Survivors: Lessons from ‘Addressing Socioeconomic Drivers of Violence in Khulumani Communities’Sishuba, Yanelisa, Sindiswa Nunu, Nompumelelo Njana, Agnes Ngxukuma, Brian Mphahlele and Jasmina Brankovic. 2017. Conducting Participatory Action Research with Apartheid Survivors: Lessons from ‘Addressing Socioeconomic Drivers of Violence in Khulumani Communities’. Cape Town: Khulumani Support Group Western Cape and Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.
CSVR. April 2016. “Evidence-based strategies for the prevention of gender-based violence in South Africa: A case study of CSVR." This study was generously funded by the Embassy of Finland.
CSVR. April 2016. “Mapping local gender-based violence prevention and response strategies in South Africa" This study was generously funded by the Embassy of Finland.
Brankovic, Jasmina. 2016. “Women’s Contribution to Social Cohesion and Violence Prevention through the Community Work Programme." CWP Policy Brief 3. Johannesburg: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.
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.
Langa, Malose, Themba Masuku, David Bruce and Hugo van der Merwe. 2016. "Facilitating or hindering social cohesion? The impact of the Community Work Programme in selected South African townships" South African Crime Quarterly, No 55.
Bruce, David. 2015. “Working for Safety: The Community Work Programme as a Tool for Preventing Violence and Building Safer Communities,” CWP Policy Brief 2. Johannesburg: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.
Mullagee, Fairuz, with David Bruce. 2015. Building a Good Nation in Manenberg: A Case Study of the Manenberg Community Work Programme. Johannesburg: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.
Langa, Malose. 2015. The Impact of the Community Work Programme on Violence in Orange Farm. Johannesburg: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.
Bruce, David. 2015. “Preventing Crime through Work and Wages: The Impact of the Community Work Programme.” South African Crime Quarterly 52: 25-37.
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. Exploring experiences of torture and CIDT that occurred in South Africa amongst non-nationals living in Johannesburg. Johannesburg: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation
Brankovic, Jasmina. 2012. Leaving the Gangster Things to the Boys Growing Up Now: Young Men, Physical Violence, and Structural Violence in Post-Transition South Africa. Cape Town: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape.
This paper examines the intersection of physical violence, structural violence, and masculinity through the life history narrative of a 20-year-old man exiting an informal gang in Gugulethu, a township in Cape Town. Beginning and remaining with James Madoda’s narrative, the paper shows how the gendered physical violence between young men in townships emerges from historical and present-day structural violence - here defined as institutionalised power inequalities that limit life opportunities - and argues that structural violence needs to be discussed and addressed as a policy issue in South Africa. It also suggests that structural violence may provide a platform for collaboration among civil society actors working on socioeconomic transformation and the prevention of violence.
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