WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? Social crime prevention in SA: A critical overview

  • Cheryl Frank Open Society Foundation
Keywords: crime, crime prevention, South Africa, accountability


Crime prevention is a relatively new enterprise in South Africa, and the nature of progress in this area has been mixed. While much activity has been noted, particularly among civil society organisations, the generation and utilisation of information is an area of weakness. Key questions remain: how to promote government accountability for service delivery, and how crime prevention advocates engage with issues such as human rights and the strengthening of democracy.

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