From Low Intensity War to Mafia War: Taxi Violence in South Africa (1987 – 2000)

From Low Intensity War to Mafia War: Taxi Violence in South Africa (1987 – 2000)

This report presents the results of a case study of South Africa's 'taxi wars', a series of violent conflicts that have marked the largely black-owned and black-operated minibus taxi industry since its deregulation in 1987. Prior to 1994, these taxi wars were relatively few in number and were predominantly linked to state-orchestrated violence. This report sets out an historical overview of the taxi phenomenon during the period 1987-2000.


Jackie Dugard
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Jackie Dugard is an associate professor at The University of Witwatersrand School of Law. She obtained her LLM Human Rights Law from the University of Essex and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Social and Political Science from the Universtity of Cambridge.

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