Mass shootings: tackling one of South Africa’s established crime problems


The recent murder of 16 people by gunmen at a tavern in Gauteng has put mass shootings on the map, but such offences are fairly common. Between 2017/18 and 2019/20, police recorded 314 incidents where three or more people were killed in a single attack. It is worrying that these crimes increased by almost 50% in that period.

This seminar will explore what can be done to address this growing trend.

Moderator: Dr Nwabisa Shai, Specialist Scientist, Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council


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