A synopsis of urban violence in South Africa
30-06-2010 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 878, by David Abrahams
On 27 April 1994, all South Africans were permitted to vote for the first time, signalling the birth of a democratic state built on a constitutional democracy. This article gives an overview of the various forms of violence in South Africa and also briefly considers the state’s responses to them within the various legal frameworks.