Violence in South Africa

The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Mission to South Africa: Phase 1: October 1992 – January 1993

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The Political Context

In our first report, we stressed that violence in South Africa cannot be divorced from the political context in which it occurs. We stated that it would be naive to assume that violence will automatically end with the installation of a democratically elected government, but noted that a representative government is far better placed to address the root causes of violence.


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