Curbing corruption must top
South African municipal agendas

For newly elected local government leaders,
reining in graft will be as vital as service delivery.

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South Africa’s police: a rigid
bureaucracy struggling to reform

Problems with the South African Police Service are
characteristic of large public sector organisations
that rarely adapt and innovate.

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Are South Africa’s community police
forums losing their impartiality?

CPFs are increasingly providing direct support to
police operations, which could erode their civilian
oversight function.

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South Africa’s construction mafia
trains its sights on local government

With elections a week away, attacks on ward councillors
are bad for democracy and reflect the country’s
organised crime problem.

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Mapping public violence
in South Africa

Incidence of public violence in South Africa
from 7–16 July 2021.

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New private sector
options for preventing violence

Work-based programmes can make the
home and the workplace safer, and in the
process improve productivity and profits.

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