Torture in South Africa. Exploring torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment through the media.

2009CSVR Amanda Dissel, Steffen Jensen and Sandra Roberts

In the absence of official records, this report uses media reports to explore torture and CIDT in South Africa today. There are multiple methodological problems associated with such a method. While victims of alleged torture usually complain to official mechanisms, the media often provides a more immediate avenue of complaint, and it may become a prompt for official action

Key wordshuman rights / mental health / torture

CountriesSouth Africa