Invitation: Justice for Breakfast – Khayelitsha meets Sophiatown

WJP and Wits School of Governance logoKhayelitsha meets Sophiatown:  Reflections on the complexities of policing in South Africa today

You are invited to join the University of the Witwatersrand’s Public Safety Programme and the Wits Justice Project for our regular roundtable debate series. Our lead discussant for this session is Amanda Dissel, Secretary to the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry and delegate in South Africa for the Geneva-based Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT).

This Justice for Breakfast Roundtable will consider the wider value of the findings of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry for policing in South Africa. We would like to invite you to explore how these findings may be relevant to a wider policing, criminal justice and safety contexts.  Part of this discussion will highlight certain aspects of research conducted by the Wits Justice Project into police/community relations in Sophiatown. This work can be viewed online at www.sophiatowncritical.co.za.

We hope to develop an outcomes document that will reflect the complexities and point towards policy and research imperatives for academics, government departments, and members of civil society in the future.

Date: Thursday, 27 November 2014

Time: 08.00 – 10.30

Venue: Jacob’s Area, Albert and Bert Wessels Building, Wits Management Campus, 2 St David’s Place, Parktown

Please RSVP: Bongiwe Msweli on bongiwe.msweli@wits.ac.za | 011-717 3567

 

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