Ex-combatant Reintegration and Demilitarisation

The Role of Ex-offenders in Implementing the Community Work Programme as a Crime and Violence Prevention Initiative

This article deals with the perceived impact of the Community Work Programme (CWP) (a state-sponsored job creation project) in preventing crime and violence in the townships of Ivory Park and Orange Farm, South Africa. The ...

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Returning to One Another: Easing Engagement About Things That Matter (A Treasure Trove of Ideas and Exercises to Build Community and Hold Conversations That Matter)

This paper contains a selection of the important substantive concepts and theoretical underpinnings of the Learning Series. The series was conceived out of the collaboration between the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation ...

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A Methodological Dilemma: The Street Corner Approach Versus an Institutional Approach to Accessing Victims of Torture and CIDT (Appendix D)

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) developed two research projects to identify and profile survivors of current torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in the new South Africa. Two research ...

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Guidelines For Home Visits (Appendix F)

Home visits were undertaken as a stand-alone intervention as part of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation's (CSVR's) community project to address the psychosocial effects of torture among ex-combatants on the West ...

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The Persistence of Military Identities among Ex-Combatants in South Africa

This report focuses on the ways in which ex-combatants have remained militarised at both an individual and a collective level in post-apartheid South Africa. It argues that ex-combatants’ military identities and skills can be both ...

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"We Need to do it for Ourselves" An Evaluation of the CSVR Ex-Combatant Policy Dialogue Project

This paper reports on an evaluation that was conducted of the CSVR Ex-combatants/Military Veterans Policy Dialogue Project. The purpose of the evaluation was to ascertain the impact (if any) that the ex-combatant policy dialogue workshops ...

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