n Commonwealth Youth and Development - Gang violence in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1727-7140



Against a historical background, the article examines gang violence in the city of Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. The information was obtained from interviews with gang and community members and investigating officers. It provides a chronicle of current oral history and places gangs in the South African context. It also addresses the issues of gang violence as related to drugs and political motives, and the community response to such activities.

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