n Conflict Trends - Anti-virus for the crime plague : is an anti-crime movement taking root in contemporary South Africa?

Volume 1999, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Anti-crime organisations in South Africa have crossed the barriers of geography and race, imitating the waves of crime that have breached the fading boundaries around'African urban areas' and that are now confronting contemporary South African society at large. Various shapes of 'popular justice' organs, enjoying support amongcitizens of all colours of the nation, have mushroomed in reaction to what is seen as a rampant, ruthless and ever-growing industry. To what extent is the public willing tomobilise or be mobilised to protest collectively around crime-related issues? Is a mass anti-crime movement developing?

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