Violent extremism in South Africa: assessing the current threat

Schoeman, Albertus and Cachalia, Raeesah Cassim (2017) Violent extremism in South Africa: assessing the current threat. Discussion Paper. Institute for Security Studies. Southern Africa Report.

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Transnational extremist groups are expanding their networks across the globe. South Africa has been linked to al-habaab, al-Qaeda and, more recently, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, with 60–100 South Africans estimated to have joined the group. The country also has a history of violent extremism stemming from domestic grievances that remain prevalent. Based on interviews with 40 stakeholders, this brief examines the threat that violent extremism poses to South Africa and the government’s response to this challenge.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Discussion Paper)
Keywords: Violent extremism, South Africa, Counter-terrorism, Terrorism
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
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Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2021 15:42
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2021 15:50

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