International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Violent Crime and Apartheid Philosophy: The Inextricable Twins of Social Disorder
Dr. Tsoaledi Daniel Thobejane

This paper analyses the psycho-social effects of Apartheid ( racism) and violent crime in South Africa and argues that it is due to the history of apartheid rule which subjected the oppressed and exploited to subjugation, inhumanity and self-hate ;that ultimately unleashed a culture of violence and lack of respect to human life in this country. This is witnessed by the way in which crime in this country has turned so violent. This analogy arises from the study that was conducted amongst the women who reside in Mokopane(Mahwelereng) township, about 200 Kilometers from Tshwane ( Pretoria).The study relied on the method of triangulation( where a mixed method approach of collecting data was embarked on).Feminist epistemologies ( eg; post-modernism) are also employed in understanding the yearnings and frustrations of the women who are victims of violent crime who volunteered to share their experiences in relation to this scourge.

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