Guardian or Gangster? Mapogo a Mathamaga: A Case Study

Guardian or Gangster? Mapogo a Mathamaga: A Case Study

The Violence and Transition Series is a product of an extensive research project conducted by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) into the nature and extent of violence during South Africa's transition from apartheid rule to democracy. This report provides insight into the anti-crime group Mapogo a Mathamaga from a range of perspectives offered by those living and working in the Northern Province. This includes the views of Mapogo members (both current and former), traditional leaders, and other political, civic and trade union leaders, as well as the policing authorities and victims of Mapogo.

 

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Antina von Schnitzler

Antina von Schnitzler. former CSVR intern, is an Associate Professor in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Anthropology. Her research and teaching has focused on citizenship, human rights and political subjectivities, the anthropology of science and technology, liberalism and neoliberalism, colonialism and postcoloniality, energy politics, and South Africa.

Goodwill Ditlhage

Goodwill Ditlhage is a former Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. He obtained his PhD Politics from The University of the Witwatersrand and Master’s Degree Economic Policy from The University of Stellenbosch.

Traggy Maepa

Traggy Maepa is a former Community Facilitator in the Transition and Reconciliation Programme at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

Tlhoki Mofokeng

Tlhoki Mofokeng is the former Manager of the Transition and Reconciliation Programme at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

Piers Pigou

Piers Pigou is Crisis Group’s Senior Consultant for Southern Africa. Formerly he was Crisis Group’s Southern Africa Project Director, overseeing the organisation’s research and advocacy activities in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and Angola.



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