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.
Malose Langa & Peace Kiguwa (2013) Violent masculinities and service delivery protests in post-apartheid South Africa: A case study of two communities in Mpumalanga, Agenda, 27:1, 20-31
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.
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.
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.
Injobo Nebandla. (2005). Confronting the Legacy of Weapons in Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal. Violence and Transition Series, December. (741kb)
Palmary, I. (2005). Engendering Wartime Conflict: Women and war trauma. Violence and Transition Series, December. (1.66 MB)
Injobo Nebandla. (2005). Freedom from Strife: An assessment of efforts to build peace in KwaZulu-Natal. Violence and Transition Series, December. (464 KB)
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.
Barolsky, V. (2005). Transitioning Out of Violence: Snapshots from Kathorus. Violence and Transition Series, December. [ 1.24 MB]
McKinley , D. & Veriava, A. (2005). Arresting Dissent: State Repression and Post-Apartheid Social Movements. Violence and Transition Series.
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)
Harris, B. (2001). A Foreign Experience: Violence, Crime and Xenophobia during South Africa's transition. Violence and Transition Series, Vol. 5, August.