Diversity and Transformation in the South African Police Service: A Study of Police Perspectives on Race, Gender and the Community in the Johannesburg Policing Area

Diversity and Transformation in the South African Police Service: A Study of Police Perspectives on Race, Gender and the Community in the Johannesburg Policing Area

The transformation of the South African Police Service (SAPS) by the country's first democratically elected government started over a decade ago, in 1994. Over a decade later, very little research has been conducted on the impact this transformation process has had on the men and women that make up the SAPS. One of the primary aims of this report, therefore, is to contribute to our understanding of the perceptions, attitudes and experiences of police officers to issues relating to race and gender in both the organisation and the communities they serve.

 

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Gareth Newham
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Gareth Newham is the former Senior Project manager at the criminal justice program at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR). He obtained his Masters in Management, Public and Development Management from The University of the Witwatersrand, Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Research Methodology Social Sciences from The Stellenbosch University and his Honours in Political Studies Social Sciences from The University of Cape Town.

Themba Masuku
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Themba Masuku is the CSVR research programme manager. He holds a Master of Laws - LLM Constitutional and Human Rights law from the University of South Africa and Masters of Social Science Sociology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

 

Jabu Dlamini
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Jabu Dlamini is a researcher interested in violence.

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