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Entanglements of private security and community policing in South Africa and Swaziland
Journal article, Created By Diphoorn, Tessa and Published By Oxford University Press (OUP) in English language
Security in Africa is seldom a public good provided by the state, but is frequently something you pay for or acquire by turning to various non-state or community actors. The privatization of security in African cities is reflected in the rapid growth of the private security industry, which is matched by the widespread involvement of civilian actors in neighbourhood watches and self-organized policing groups. Much of the scholarly debate on 'plural policing' and 'security assemblages' has focused on what the privatization of security means for the...
Contested ANC hegemony in the urban townships: Evidence from the 2014 South African election
Journal article, Created By Paret, Marcel and Published By Oxford University Press (OUP) in English language
Is ANC hegemony stable or in decline? The 2014 election provided support for both interpretations, as the ANC registered its fifth consecutive victory but with a declining share of the vote, especially in urban areas. In what ways and among which groups is the ANC maintaining its hegemony? This study draws on an exit survey of 3,782 voters in sixteen communities in and around Gauteng Province, with a particular focus on impoverished and protest-affected urban townships. The results show that while the ANC continues to derive power from its ro...
A force for good? Markets, cellars and labour in the South African wine industry after apartheid
Journal article, Created By Ewert, Joachim Winfried and Published By Taylor & Francis in English language
Cet article soutient que dans l'ensemble, la déréglementation et l'ouverture aux marchés d'outre-mer ont été bénéfiques pour l'industrie du vin sud africain, ce qui a entrainé une forte croissance, favorisé l'augmentation de l'emploi et une compétitivité internationale bien améliorée. Toutefois, le document attire également l'attention sur le fait que tout le monde n'a pas à part égale profité de ce processus d'amélioration, de modernisation et d'internationalisation. Depuis le début de la transition au milieu des années 1990, un certain nombre de...
Fraying of the Ties that Bind: Community-level Financial Institutions and HIV/AIDS with Evidence from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Journal article, Created By Linkow, Benjamin and Published By Oxford University Press (OUP) in English language
This article provides a theoretical and empirical investigation of the effect of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on community-level informal financial institutions such as rotating savings and credit associations. Our theoretical model illustrates that the mortality risk implied by such a mortality shock limits the scope of informal contracts, leading to more exclusive institutions. Using panel data from the high-prevalence area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, we find that mortality at the community level substantially reduces the propensity to participate in informal financial institutions&...
Fragility and the State: Post-apartheid South Africa and the State-Society Contract in the 21st Century
Journal article, Created By Connolly, Lesley and Published By ACCORD in English language
This article looks at the political system in South Africa and argues that the country is possibly moving towards a condition of state fragility. In particular, the author suggests that the increase in service-delivery protests and the changing nature of politics in the country show that the contract between the state and society is weakening, leading to increasing state fragility.
Entanglements of private security and community policing in South Africa and Swaziland
Journal article, Created By Diphoorn, Tessa and Published By Oxford University Press (OUP) in English language
Security in Africa is seldom a public good provided by the state, but is frequently something you pay for or acquire by turning to various non-state or community actors. The privatization of security in African cities is reflected in the rapid growth of the private security industry, which is matched by the widespread involvement of civilian actors in neighbourhood watches and self-organized policing groups. Much of the scholarly debate on 'plural policing' and 'security assemblages' has focused on what the privatization of security means for the...
Forging Paths for the African Queer: Is There an "African" Mechanism for Realizing LGBTIQ Rights?
Journal article, Created By Devji, Zahrah Z. and Published By Cambridge University Press in English language
The African continent has struggled to accept its LGBTIQ population and queer individuals continue to struggle in pursuit of their rights. Similar refrains justifying widespread homophobia reverberate throughout the continent. This article analyses two case studies in Africa: Uganda and South Africa. Although each country treats the question of queer rights differently, arguably the treatment of the queer on a day to day basis is not dissimilar in each country. The article considers whether there is a mechanism for realizing queer rights in Africa, by appealing&...
The dearth of international Baccalaureate schools across Africa
Journal article, Created By Bunnell,Tristan and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
The African Scene
Journal article, Created By Macdona, Brian F. in English language
The conference of native education in Johannesburg
Journal article, Created By Bryant Mumford, W. in English language