South Africa police & crime

Bodyguards South Africa (Cape Town)
"...a company that handles all forms of personal protection,...." Has a "newsletter on current security issues, tips, statistics and more." "We operate nationally, and have successfully handled operations in neighbouring countries..." Their client list includes kings, prominent U.S. officials and former President Mandela. Also offers "private and tailor made South African tours and vacations for small and private groups."

Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs
The Council journal, Human Rights Dialogue, Fall 2002, Series 2, No. 8, contains the online article, Restricting the Right to Shoot, by Martin Schönteichand Makubetse Sekhonyane. This "details the life and eventual passage of a controversial piece of legislation in crime-ridden South Africa. Makubetse Sekhonyane provides some insights from the street based on his work with officers."

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies
Promotes "a rights culture and a protective and responsive legal system...." Described the university-based Street Law program. Publishes Democracy Watch. Has an internship program. The Centre was established in 1987 in the Law Faculty at the University of Natal, Durban.

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (Johannesburg)
A South African NGO which began operations in 1989. Has the full-text reports on prisons, crime, rape, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, human rights in Zimbabwe, Pagad Killing of Rashaad Staggie, their annual report, etc.
Full text reports include:
Gangs, Pagad & the State: Vigilantism and Revenge Violence in the Western Cape, by Bill Dixon & Lisa-Marie Johns
From Low Intensity War to Mafia War: Taxi violence in South Africa (1987 - 2000), by Jackie Dugard
A Foreign Experience: Violence, Crime and Xenophobia during South Africa's transition, by Bronwyn Harris

Institute for Security Studies
Extensive online articles and reports. A strategic studies/peace research institute established 1990 with the assistance of Drs. Alex Boraine and Frederik van Zyl Slabbert. Has a Criminal Justice Monitor, the SA Crime Quarterly, full text articles analyze developments in crime trends, and the state's response (replaces the ISS Crime Index - articles are still online). Also has full text articles from its journal, African Security Review, the Occasional Papers (many papers on crime / police), Monographs (on crime, policing), "Crime in Pretoria: Results of a city victim survey" by Antoinette Louw (1998), "Changing Paradigms in Policing" (on community policing, 1998), Country Profiiles which include Security Information, etc. Formerly the Institute for Defence Policy.

International Anti-Corruption Conference, 9th, 10-15 October, 1999 Durban, South Africa
"Global Integrity: 2000 and Beyond -- Developing Anti-Corruption Strategies in a Changing World." Has full text papers and speeches. Speakers include Thabo Mbeki, Juilius Nyerere, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Olusegun Obasanjo, President of Nigeria.

Le Roux, C. J. B. - Pagad (People Against Gangsterism and Drugs). A vehicle for radical Islamic Fundamentalism in South Africa or an organisation of concerned citizens?
Full text report presented at the Conference on Theopolitics, Durban-Umlazi Campus, 27-28 March 1998.

Nedbank ISS Crime Index
Full text articles from the bimonthly periodical published by Nedbank and the Institute for Security Studies (Pretoria). Covers prisons, crime, vigilantism, the police, gun control, terrorism, computer crime, crime and women, etc. The nonprofit Institute for Security Studies (ISS) was originally established as the Institute for Defence Policy by Dr Jakkie Cilliers, and Mr P.B.Mertz in 1991. [KF]

PAGAD, People Against Gangsterism and Drugs
South African Muslim organization accused of vigilantism. Background, history, handbook, photographs, etc. PAGAD was raided by the police March 19, 2000.
See also the study, "Gangs, Pagad & the State: Vigilantism and Revenge Violence in the Western Cape" by Bill Dixon & Lisa-Marie Johns (2001), and a page on PAGAD from Patterns of Global Terrorism, 2000 pub. by United States Department of State, April 2001, on the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Library site.

South Africa in Transition - UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism
Eight students at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism reported from South Africa March 1999 on AIDS, water shortages and supply, Pieter-Dirk Uys' voter education tour, car jacking, domestic abuse against women, crime, hairstyles, gay and lesbian society.

South African Police Service
The annual police plan, crime information/statistics, crime prevention, a kiddies corner, etc.

Statistics South Africa (formerly the South African Central Statistical Service)
Official site. Has the statistics in brief (housing, literacy, tourism, labour, agriculture, mining, trade, prices, etc.), special reports (labour, electricity, mining, demography, medical, crimes, transport, tourism), victims of crimes survey, unemployment report, earning/spending by households, gender statistics.

Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa
Access by subscription only; many universities subscribe. Vol. 49, 2002 is a special issue on the police and crime in South Africa. Project Muse provides full text journals online.

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, UNICRI
Has the full text of Crime in Southern Africa: Towards the Year 2000, Summary Proceedings of a Regional Training Workshop, (Issues and Report, No. 7/8, 1997, 29 pp. Most participants were from Botswana.

Wits Institute for Social & Economic Research (WISER)
Its research programs are: Law, Criminality and the Moral Logics of Everyday Life; Meanings of Money and Cultures of Economic Rationality; Rethinking 'Race'; Cultures of Sexuality and Power; The Limits of the State. Based at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.