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How do we pay for crime prevention?

By Khethiwe Cele

Clearly, violence seriously undermines the development of many low- and middle-income communities and countries. But violence prevention requires significant resources to be holistically and appropriately applied. Interventions for prisoner rehabilitation and gangster reform are complex creatures that require effort from various levels of government, society and the business community. In the South African prisoner reintegration […]

Inside | Khethiwe Cele


After dabbling in chemistry and teaching English in South Korea, Khethiwe has found her place and purpose in the social sector. She has an MBA from the UCT Graduate School of Business – her research focussed on Social Impact Bonds and prisoner reinsertion. She now manages the Social Franchising Accelerator at the Bertha Centre, a project that helps organisations to scale their work. In addition to spreading social impact, Khethiwe is passionate about community safety and helping formerly incarcerated people reintegrate into society. “I believe incredible potential can be found in some of the most overlooked places and people – especially prisoners,” she says. “One day, I’ll start a venture that will show this to the world.”