n SA Crime Quarterly - The challenge of change : editorial

Volume 2014, Issue 47
  • ISSN : 1991-3877



This year South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy. The anniversary, coming in an election year, provides an opportunity for the ANC government to reflect back on the achievements of the past 20 years. Equally, opposition parties will seize the moment to reflect on the failures of the past 20 years. These analyses, and the accompanying array of somewhat baffling statistics, focus - for good reason - on what the government has or has not done to improve conditions for its citizens. Excluded from these analyses are reflections on the role played by the multitude of non-governmental organisations that continue to support the implementation of legislation and offer a wide range of services at community level under difficult and uncertain circumstances.

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