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Fusing Privatisation of Security with Peace and Security Initiatives

"This paper seeks to highlight the numerous obstacles to, and opportunities for, the consolidation of PMSCs into a security provision role on the African continent. Obstacles include the lack of definition as to what PMSCs actually are. The inabil...

'Inspecting' the SAPS National Inspectorate

"Internal oversight is available within the SAPS in the form of the National Inspectorate. This is a division of the police tasked to conduct inspections and evaluations of police stations and specialist police units as well as investigations of ...

Political Violence in Kenya A Study of Causes, Responses, and a Framework for Discussing Preventive Action

"This paper focuses on political violence in Kenya. The rationale of the paper is to understand how such violence can best be prevented. To do this, we must first understand the history of political violence in Kenya and what factors in society co...

Elections and Accountability in South Africa

"This paper explores different aspects of voter behaviour in South Africa to assess whether elections act as an effective accountability mechanism. It particularly examines voters’ willingness to sanction the incumbent ANC government by looking a...

Governance of Oil Resources and the Referendum in Southern Sudan

"Since gaining independence in 1956, Sudan has suffered prolonged violent conflicts and other political crises, which brought Southern Sudan to the brink of secession. Sudan’s experiences with the governance of oil resources, after the conclusion ...

Intelligence and Accountability in Africa

"Building systems of accountability for intelligence services in Africa is relatively new phenomenon. The intelligence sector has traditionally been viewed as a core arena of state security outside of the purview of parliament and civil society. ...

Security Sector Reform in Zimbabwe What, Why and How?

"The formation of the new inclusive government provides an opportunity for considering fundamental reforms in the provision of security and justice services to the people of Zimbabwe. Over the past ten years, the Zimbabwean security sector has in...

The State of the Region Security Sector Governance in Southern Africa

"The aim of this conference was to explore dynamics that influence the democratic governance of the security sector in Southern Africa. The 1990s was a period of democratic transition for many states in Southern Africa. These transitions often en...

The Security Sector in Southern Africa

"The case studies in this monograph begin to close the gap by sketching the political environments that are operative in the selected countries; outlining the constitutional clauses and policy and legal frameworks that govern the security sector;...

The International Criminal Court that Africa Wants

"The monograph argues that it is imperative that Africa’s 31 members of the ICC are encouraged to take seriously their obligations under the Rome Statute to ensure accountability for perpetrators, and that the 53 members of the AU are called to af...

The (Northern) Uganda Peace Process: An Update on Recent Developments

"This paper aims to provide an update on the conflict involving the LRA and the peace process with the government of Uganda aimed at resolving it. It also shares some perspectives on the peace process including the role of regional players, the pr...

Governing and Managing the Defence Sector

"The book begins by describing the wider security sector: what it is,how it functions and how the parts should fit together. Then defence issues are covered more specifically, including the purpose and roles of the military, the internal managemen...

Leadership, ‘Political Comebacks’ and Succession in Southern Africa - Abstracts

"Cheryl Hendricks introduced the topic of debate by stating that the question of leadership has increasingly become critical in Africa especially with the advent of the ‘new wave of democratization.’ She observed that the first generation leaders ...

Looking Beneath the Cloak An Analysis of Intelligence Governance in South Africa

"The governance of the intelligence sector presents a unique set of challenges to democratic governance and the practice of the principles of transparency, accountability and participation. South Africa has experienced a transition to democracy, w...

Corruption and the South African Police Service A Review and its Implications

"This paper does not attempt to offer new data on the subject of SAPS corruption, apart from its overview of the new, little known anti-corruption plan. However, there exists no comparable up-to-date synopsis on the subject. Additionally, some d...

A Lethal Cocktail Exploring the Impact of Corruption on HIV/Aids Prevention and Treatment Efforts in South Africa

"The report shows that corruption and poor oversight are a potentially lethal cocktail when combined with the rapacious AIDS disease. In doing so, it brings the impact of corruption on the poor and marginalised in our society into sharp focus: ...

Financial Disclosure Requirements in South Africa 2004–2008 Holding Elected Politicians Accountable

"This paper starts with a brief conceptual discussion of conflicts of interest and offers practical and concrete examples of conflicts of interest that have arisen in South African public life. It then provides a brief description of South Africa’...

Civil Security Relations in Tanzania: Investigating the Relationship between the State, Security Services and Civil Society

"In any democratic society, healthy relations ideally operate in a triangular relationship comprising security services, civil authority and civil society, which contributes to the enhancement of peace and security. This model ensures greater t...

Diversion in South Africa A Review of Policy and Practice, 1990–2003

"The purpose of this paper is to review the literature available on diversion in South Africa. The paper is divided into three parts:The first part examines the concept in its most general sense and traces the introduction and development of diver...

Arms Control, South African Style The Dynamics of Post-1994 Arms Export Control Policy

"The paper presents a concise overview of the history of South Africa’s pre-1994 arms industry, the post-1994 debates on arms exports policy and an update on current events. This is followed by an examination of a fitting arms transfer policy by ...

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