Working for Peace in South Africa: Reducing Community Violence. Attacks on Women, Xenophobia

Publisher:
allAfrica.com [allAfrica] (Washington, DC)
Publication Date:
23 September 2019
Tags:
South Africa, Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution

Gang warfare has plagued people living on the Cape Flats near Cape Town for decades. These are just some of the statistics going around at the time the military was called in: 2 000 people killed in the first half of 2019, up to 47 people murdered in stabbings and shootings in one weekend, with Bishop Lavis, Mitchells Plain, Delft, Elsies River, Nyanga, Khayelitsha, Mfuleni, Philippi, Kraaifontein and Manenberg being named as the most dangerous.

AllAfrica and Bush Radio want to know what the next steps are, how to build the peace that we need in our communities, especially as the impact of gang violence, and the raw emotions around violence against women and xenophobic attacks are sweeping South Africa.

Participating in the panel discussion are Dr. Chance Chagunda, senior lecturer in the  Department of Scoial Development, University of Cape Town. and Whitaker Peace Initiative program director for South Africa; Wilhemina van Dyk, community activist; Dr. Guy Lamb, director of the University of Cape Town Safety and Violence Initiative; and Zeenat Isaacs, Chairperson and Founder @ S.M-ART (Supporting Mentorship through Art).

Bush Radio's Jasnine Robert presented and allAfrica's Juanita Williams moderated.

Be heard - Whatsapp +27 65 704 9571 now.

This collaboration is made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York

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