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Organised crime: should South Africa be worried?
Date: 25 August 2015
Time: 10h30 - 12h30
Venue: Conference room, ISS Pretoria, Block C, Brooklyn Court, 361 Veale Street, map

High profile cases like that of Radovan Krejcir provide a glimpse into the nefarious world of assassins, money launderers and drug dealers, as well as the financial institutions and politicians who are complicit in these crimes.

But how much do we really know about the extent and effect of organised crime and corruption in South Africa? Many seemingly ‘disorganised’ crimes such as house breakings are actually part of a larger criminalised economy. Moreover, it is likely that organised crime is behind the recent increases in serious and violent crime in South Africa.

This seminar will profile organised crime trends over time and challenge common assumptions about the relationship between organised crime and corruption. It will debate the difference between organised and ‘serious’ organised crime, and discuss new types of organised crime in South Africa and the United States.

Chair: Dr Johan Burger, Senior Researcher, ISS  


  • Dr Doraval Govender, Associate Professor of Policing, College of Law, School of Criminal Justice, Department of Criminology and Security Science, UNISA
  • Brig Ebrahim Kadwa, Section Head, Operations: Organised Crime, Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigations
  • Gregory Hughes, Assistant Legal Attaché, Federal Bureau of Investigation
The ISS is grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: Governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
Conference room
ISS Pretoria
Block C
Brooklyn Court
361 Veale Street
Monique de Graaff
+27 12 346 9500
Khalil Goga
+27 12 346 9500
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