EN - Violence in South Africa is a problem for whites and blacks, at every level of society. Hospitals deal with a constant flow of victims. Jessie Duarta, Minister of Safety and Security in the Gauteng Province, claims that the present government is the first to admit the crime problem. Everyone blames high crime rates and high unemployment. In prison, a young white man says he will turn to crime again if he fails to get a job when he is freed. Police patrol the streets always with a gun in their hand. White middle class families live in high security compounds. There children can play safely in neat gardens behind airy, red brick houses. Professor Eddie Wolff, a specialist in trauma, warns that if the government does not deal effectively with crime, people will take the law into their own hands and South Africa will enter another phase of traumatisation.

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Title South Africa - Endemic Violence
Original language English, African
Status Completed
Category Shorts , Docs
Year 1996

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Editing Jakob Schjödt-Pedersen

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Running time film 28'
Release format Betacam SP

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Last edited on 26 June 2017

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