Posted on 17 Dec 2020
In this issue, we draw from ongoing studies which our East and Southern Africa research team are working on to investigate four unique trends in organized crime in the region:
- How the recent assassination of South African gangster Ernie ‘Lastig’ Solomon points to a major reconfiguration in the Western Cape underworld.
- How the disruption caused by COVID-19 adds to existing instability in Zimbabwe’s gold sector caused by widespread violence and political patronage.
- What has driven Nelson Mandela Bay to become one of the most violent places in South Africa.
- And how corruption, criminal networks and online platforms come together to facilitate tortoise trafficking in Madagascar.