Crime Research in South Africa - Volume 3, Issue 3, 2001
Volume 3, Issue 3, 2001
Author C.W. MaraisSource: Crime Research in South Africa 3, pp 1 –10 (2001)More Less
When studying the nature and scope of services provided by the Policing Services in South Africa in terms of the Draft White Paper on Safety and Security as well as the Policing priorities and objectives for 1997/98, we can conclude that there is general consensus on the primary objectives of the SAPS and other policing services, namely to maintain order and to protect lives and possessions
Author J.J. NeserSource: Crime Research in South Africa 3, pp 1 –7 (2001)More Less
Author Thabo J. MofommeSource: Crime Research in South Africa 3, pp 1 –19 (2001)More Less
Organizations are lifeless entities that require people to give them life and make things happen. Managers give meaning to organizations by creating rules, regulations and conditions in order to create uniformity in organizations. Employees develop certain perceptions of the organization based on these rules, regulations and conditions. Employees also develop a shared meaning as they attempt to make sense of their work place. These interactions form the basis of organizational climate and culture.
This paper discusses these two interrelated concepts and attempts to apply them to the South African Police Service as a government institution. The paper starts by defining organizational climate and the factors that can be used to get a better understanding of this concept. Organization culture is discussed in depth as it exists within the climate and understanding culture leads to an understanding of the climate as well. The paper concludes by focusing on a new culture for the SAPS with emphasis on a new model proposed to bring about change in the SAPS.
Source: Crime Research in South Africa 3, pp 1 –14 (2001)More Less
South Africa is in a state of rapid transformation and it is argued that these transitional conditions are providing an enabling environment for forbidden activities. Social change also brings with it pressures that can have unexpected consequences. Community pressures in South Africa today - like the crime crisis, unemployment, a generally insecure environment and a new "freedom" that in some cases provides few real opportunities - all prompt many young people to search for ways to "escape" or alleviate the tension. Simply put, the transitional period of the late 1990s and 2000s has created for the youth who find themselves at the moment of entry into their teenage years and early adolescence - in addition to the usual problems of puberty, incipient sexuality, emotional, intellectual and physical development and risk taking - a world where drugs, alcohol and tobacco are widely available at schools.
Author Mpho TshesaneSource: Crime Research in South Africa 3, pp 1 –8 (2001)More Less
Sex discrimination kills women daily. When combined with race, class and other forms of oppression it constitutes a deadly denial as women's right to life and liberty on a large scale throughout the world. The most pervasive violation of gender is violence against women in all manifestations, from wife battery, incest and rape to dowry deaths, genital mutilation and female sexual slavery. These abuses occur in every country and are found in the home and at the work place, on streets, on campuses and in prisons. They cross class, race, age, culture and national lines (Bunch, 1992:73)