The Era of the Jackrollers: Contextualising the Rise of the Youth Gangs in Soweto

The Era of the Jackrollers: Contextualising the Rise of the Youth Gangs in Soweto

The purpose of this paper is to contextualise the emerging of a violent gang culture (jackroll) in the period following the township unrest of the mid-80s. The paper argues that the rise of youth gangs and wanton youth violence is equally intricately connected to the crisis of capitalism

 

The Era of the Jackrollers
Steve Mokwena
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Steve Mokwena is a former Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

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