Global Risk Governance programme
Current Sociology have named Annette Hubschle as "Sociologist of the month". They have granted free access during September to her article "The social economy of rhino poaching: Of economic freedom fighters, professional hunters and marginalized local people".
At the request of the Eastern and Southern African Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) Annette Hubschle was asked to provide her expertise at the 4th ESAAMLG AML/CFT Public-Private Sector Dialogue (PPSD) in Male, the Seychelles from the 7th to 8th September 2018. Annette spoke about the prospects for ‘follow the money’ methodologies in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.
The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime published a report titled Ending Wildlife Trafficking: Communities as Change Agents in August 2018. The report was written by Annette Hubschle with Clifford Shearing of the Global Risk Governance programme, University of Cape Town.
Dr Annette Hübschle was interviewed by a New York Times reporter after lions killed and ate suspected rhino poachers at a private game reserve in the Eastern Cape.
Annette Hübschle presented the preliminary findings of her research on communities and conservation at the Insaka International Symposium held at the Mopani Rest Camp in Kruger National Park from 11 to 14 June 2018.
Annette Hübschle, postdoctoral researcher at the GRG, was awarded a Newton Mobility Flexibility Grant for the project “Contested illegalities: Tracking il(legality) of contested collectibles from the source to the market”.
Based on research on the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Dr. Sophie Nakueira, GRG research fellow, asks what the legacy of the Russian World Cup will be?
Dr Nick Simpson is working with Tearfund, an international NGO, to review and systematically explore academic and development practice literatures relating to environmental and economic sustainability.
GRG Research Assistant, Elkanah Babatunde, has been awarded a Yale-Fox Fellowship as part of his PhD research. Opportunity doesn’t always come a-knocking, sometimes you have to set out in search of it yourself. This is what Elkanah Babatunde, who is currently pursuing his PhD in the UCT Faculty of Law, recently learned when an application completed in the nick of time landed him the illustrious Yale Fox International Fellowship.
The South African Crime Quarterly (SACQ) interviewed GRG postdoctoral fellow, Nicholas Simpson on the water crisis in Cape Town. In this article, Nick discusses the water crisis and its impact on questions of vulnerability, risk and security and how the emerging GRG research agenda is approaching these critical issues.
Criminology and the Anthropocene is a newly published book edited by Cameron Holley and Clifford Shearing, both of the Global Risk Governance programme. This book contains eight chapters by eminent scholars and is published by Routledge Publishers. It explores a variety of key intractable problems of the Anthropocene, including climate change and overexploitation of natural resources that cause environmental insecurities; crime and corruption; related human insecurity and fortressed spaces; and the rise of new risks and social harms.