Vigilantism

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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The Power of Naming: 'Senseless Violence' and Violent Law in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Thomas, Kylie. 2012. The Power of Naming: ‘Senseless Violence’ and Violent Law in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Cape Town: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western ...

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Vigilantes Push Us Further from Justice

Over the past months newspapers have frequently featured stories and disturbing front-page photos of violent vigilante attacks. The ongoing coverage of these acts has lent the impression that we are experiencing in South Africa a ...

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As for Violent Crime that's our Daily Bread: Vigilante Violence during South Africa's Period of Transition

Harris, B. (2001). As for Violent Crime that's our Daily Bread: Vigilante Violence during South Africa's Period of Transition. Violence and Transition Series, Vol. 1, May. Hard copies available on request from Ntombifuthi Zondo at nzondo@csvr.org.za

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Guardian or Gangster? Mapogo a Mathamaga: A case study

von Schnitzler, A., Ditlhage, G., Kgalema, L., Maepa, T., Mofokeng, T. & Pigou, P. (2001). Guardian or Gangster? Mapogo a Mathamaga: A case study. Violence and Transition Series, Vol. 3, May.

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