Lin van Schalkwyk Sigrid Raets Nanine Steenkamp Judy-Ann Cilliers

The Stories Within: Encounters with South African prisons and its people

A Talk by Judy-Ann Cilliers , Sigrid Raets , Nanine Steenkamp and Lin van Schalkwyk

About this Talk

The book describes interviews with many existing and ex-gang members on what gangsterism in South Africa constitutes, specifically regarding the factors that led them towards and away from gangsterism. The reign of gangs within communities has long exceeded its influence on a micro (individual identity) and mezzo (community) level - clearly filtering into macro-level politics and policy making. The similarities and overlaps between gangs and organized crime in the South African context becomes clear through the gangs’ close involvement with drug trafficking and illegal trafficking of arms, mother key attributes.

02 December 2021, 05:30 AM

05:30 AM - 06:45 AM

About The Speakers

Judy-Ann Cilliers

Judy-Ann Cilliers

Communications Manager & Researcher, MathMoms

Political philosopher, researcher, and communications manager at MathMoms, South Africa.


Sigrid Raets

Sigrid Raets

Ghent University

Criminologist


Nanine Steenkamp

Nanine Steenkamp


Lin van Schalkwyk

Lin van Schalkwyk

Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy (IRCP), Ghent University

Legal Scholar and Victimologist