n Institute for Security Studies Papers - Cape Town's underworld - mapping a protection racket in the central business district

Volume 2014, Issue 270
  • ISSN : 1026-0404



This paper, the first in a series, presents and discusses the characteristics of the structure, actors involved, types of interactions and institutional effects of a criminal network. This case study is focused on security racketeering in Cape Town, South Africa. The analysis is based on data gathered from various sources, predominately media articles covering the period between 2010 and November 2013, and was developed by applying specific protocols of social network analysis.

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