Exploring the challenges facing former combatants in post apartheid South Africa.

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dc.contributor.author Naidoo, Sasha
dc.date.accessioned 2008-06-18T07:54:13Z
dc.date.available 2008-06-18T07:54:13Z
dc.date.issued 2008-06-18T07:54:13Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/4960
dc.description.abstract This study is based on in-depth, semi-structured interviews conducted with six former combatants residing in the Kathorus area, East of Gauteng. The main aim of this study was to explore the challenges facing former combatants after twelve years of democracy. The key findings in the study indicate that many former combatants have not defined their identities beyond the militarised masculine identity they identified with during the conflict on the East Rand and this has resulted in some negative social and psychological consequences for these former combatants. Challenges including stigmatisation from the communities in which they reside, unemployment, trauma, and betrayal also emerge from the findings. In conclusion, the many challenges that former combatants face twelve years into democracy highlight the faults and flaws in the demobilisation, disarmament and reintegration process that occurred post apartheid. Some key recommendations that can be made based from this study relate to processes of future demobilisation and social and economic reintegration. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Combatants en
dc.subject Challenges en
dc.subject Post apartheid South Africa en
dc.subject social reintegration en
dc.title Exploring the challenges facing former combatants in post apartheid South Africa. en
dc.type Thesis en

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