n Servamus Community-based Safety and Security Magazine - Rural safety and dialogue as a form of prevention and moderation in rural conflict - mediation & the law

Volume 113 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1015-2385


This year the Social Justice Foundation will engage actively in a very exciting project known as South Africa in Dialogue and it resonates with this month's theme of rural safety. When I was growing up, I spent my teenage years in rural South Africa - and as I also worked in such a community later, I can identify with the way how rural people relate to one another. Humans are social beings who rely on one another in different ways, including their need to feel safe. People in rural areas tend to interact more freely with one another than those in metropolitan areas. The connection between rural people is stronger, or so we would like to believe. Unfortunately, the historical divides and policies of segregation caused not only physical hindrances, but the breakdown of interaction and trust between South Africans. In 2020, Social Justice will purposefully promote picking up on the lack of communication, the rebuilding of cohesion and the restoration of trust between South Africans through dialogue. Through meaningful dialogue we invite readers to join in on this exciting and necessary journey in the years to come.

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