Police and non-nationals: Analysis of police prevention, detection and investigation of xenophobic violence in South Africa

Police and non-nationals: Analysis of police prevention, detection and investigation of xenophobic violence in South Africa – Events

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The persistence of xenophobic violence and hate crime in South Africa raises critical questions regarding the ability of the SAPS to address this problem.

Recent research by the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF) with the support of the European Union explores the complexity of this issue at legislative, systemic and operational levels. This seminar will provide a forum for key stakeholders to unpack these issues and identify a way forward.

Speakers include:

Prof. B Majola – Chair, South African Human Rights Commission. Opening remarks

Louise Edwards – Programme and Research Director, APCOF. Policing and non-nationals: Analysis of police prevention, detection and investigation of xenophobic violence in South Africa

Dr Malose Langa – Associate Professor, School of Community and Human Development, Psychology Department, University of Witwatersrand. Discussant, and will speak on the experiences of foreign nationals and refugees at the hands police officers in Johannesburg

Peter Gastrow – Senior Adviser, Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime. Extortion and the failure of policing to protect businesses owned by foreign-owned shops

Dr Steven Gordon – Human Science Research Council. What is behind xenophobic violence in South Africa? What needs to be done to address this phenomenon?

Danaline Franzman – Chief Director, Social Justice and Participatory Democracy, DOJ&CD. DOJ&CD’s role as focal agency in addressing racism, xenophobia, hate crime and related intolerances through the NAP

Major General Mathonsi – Component, Visible Policing. The SAPS approach to addressing racism, xenophobic violence and hate crime: Success and challenges

Your participation in this event is important to us. Registration for this event whether attending virtually or physically is essential Please confirm your attendance by signing in here, or by returning the registration form to Helene van der Watt at helene@apcof.org.za for details by Monday 31 May. This event is made possible through support of the European Union.