Thu, 16 July 2020
The United States is in the midst of a national conversation about the role systemic racism plays in law enforcement, but police brutality is not just an American problem. In this episode, we look at how South Africa has grappled with its own legacy of white supremacy and police violence. Under Apartheid, South Africa’s white leaders used the police as an instrument of control, enforcing a web of laws that bound black lives. When liberation came with the end of Apartheid, the police were supposedly reformed. Now, a quarter-center later, has anything changed? Co-host Ray Suarez talks with Stan Henkeman, Executive Director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in South Africa, and John Steinberg, Professor of African Studies at Oxford University, about South Africa’s cautionary tale of police reforms made after Apartheid.
Stan Henkeman, Executive director of the Institute and Reconciliation in South Africa
Jonny Steinberg, African Studies Professor, at Oxford University
Philip Yun, President and CEO, WorldAffairs
Ray Suarez, co-host, WorldAffairs
Teresa Cotsirilos, producer, WorldAffairs
Jarrod Sport, senior producer, WorldAffairs
Joanne Elgart Jennings, executive producer, WorldAffairs
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