"Have No Doubt It Is Fear in the Land": An Exploration of the Continuing Cycles of Violence in South Africa

"Have No Doubt It Is Fear in the Land": An Exploration of the Continuing Cycles of Violence in South Africa

This paper describes the "culture of violence" by making reference to the extent of past and current levels of violence in South Africa. The threads of continuity between the so-called political violence that took place during the apartheid era and the current levels of criminal violence are highlighted. It is argued that it is only through understanding the nature of the past and present levels of violence that the multi-faceted problem of violence in South Africa can be addressed.

 

Have No Doubt it is Fear in the Land
Brandon Hamber
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Brandon Hamber is a former CSVR Programme Manager. He holds a PhD Psychology from The University of Ulster and BA (Hons) MA (Clin. Psych) Ph.D. Clinical Psychology from The University of the Witwatersrand.

 

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