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Press Release: The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation Condemns the Ongoing Violence in KZN and Gauteng

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) has been following the recent events that have been characterised by widespread violence in South Africa that has resulted in 72 deaths. CSVR condemns the ...

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The State is Failing in its Duty to Foster Inclusion and Safety of the LGBTIQ+ Community

South Africa's crime stats do not show the vulnerability of certain sections of our society, including LGBTIQ+ people. By not providing effective reporting and analysis of violence against them, their needs and challenges are again ...

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The Right To Rehabilitation Imbizo

The United Nation's International Day in Support of Victims of Torture serves as a reminder to people that torture is a crime and should under no circumstances be excused or tolerated. The commemoration of this day gives ...

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SANDF Budget Cuts Threaten Hopes of SA Military Intervention in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado

The key question is whether South Africa is well positioned to provide military assistance to Mozambique in light of these cuts, especially with the former expected to play a leading role in the intervention in ...

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Mob Justice Is a Language in South Africa

For residents of Plot 52 in the Zandspruit informal settlement and South Africa at large, the morning of May 19 2021 will not be soon forgotten.Right in front of children and community members, old and ...

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Panelist Reflections: Connected, Diverse, Powerful — Sounding the Call for a Healed Africa

This documentary captures the voices of a few African practitioners working on issues related to war trauma, torture, violence, healing and wellbeing in the African continent. They reflect on Africa as a wounded continent, which ...

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Unpacking the Concept of Mental Health in Africa

African, postcolonial and other critical theories and thought have come to highlight the coercive, erosive and persistent nature of Western conceptions of mental health. This includes the continuation of biomedical and public health approaches to ...

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Announcement of Executive Director Transition

On behalf of the CSVR Board of Directors, we would like to inform you that Nomfundo Mogapi will be departing from her role as the Executive Director of the CSVR. After 17 years at CSVR, ...

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Southern Africa Is in the Climate Crisis Firing Line — We Need Urgent Climate Justice Strategies

Southern Africa is one of the most water-scarce regions in the world. Various weather studies have shown that increases in the global temperature are likely to disrupt the already temperamental rainfall patterns. Now is the ...

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