Vigilantes: A Contemporary Form of Repression

Vigilantes: A Contemporary Form of Repression

This paper suggests that the operation of vigilante groups in South Africa's black areas since 1985 is an expression of the militarisation of South Africa, and that the prevalence and operation of these groups should be seen as the internal equivalent of the strategy of destabilisation of neighbouring states.

 

Vigilantes
Nicholas Haysom
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Nicholas Haysom is the former Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies.



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