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Assessing South Africa’s organised crime risk

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Event details

  • Date: 21 Sep 2022
  • Time: 10:30 to 12:00 (GMT+2)
  • Venue: ‘The Forum’, HSRC, 134 Pretorius St, Pretoria Central (Parking available)
    Click here to RSVP – view map

Organised crime poses a substantial threat to South Africa, but what is the exact nature of the threat, how do criminal networks operate and is it getting worse? To throw light on these questions, a major study by the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime produced a comprehensive Strategic Organized Crime Risk Assessment report that covers 15 interconnected illicit markets.

This event launches the report, which paints a disturbing picture. Speakers will also point to policy changes and responses that could reduce the risks facing the country.

This event is co-hosted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria and Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (GI).

Facilitator: Prof Narnia Bohler-Muller, Executive Director, Developmental, Capable and Ethical State division, HSRC

Presentation: Dr Mark Shaw, Director, GI

Respondents:

Prof Sandy Africa, Deputy-Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Associate Professor, Political Sciences, University of Pretoria

Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head, Special Projects, ISS

Adv Vusi Pikoli, Board Member and Senior Advisor, GI (TBC)

RSVP

The co-hosts apologize for cross-posting this invitation. If you would like to attend, click here. Please only RSVP once.

Enquiries

Content-related enquiries: Chwayita Thobela, Phone: +27 82 370 6107, Email: chwayita.thobela@globalinitiative.net
Logistics-related enquiries: Eileen Bees, Phone: +27 12 302 2528, Email: ebees@hsrc.ac.za

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