Tag: Marcel van der Watt

Communication, language and collective compassion
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Communication, language and collective compassion

[notice]A monthly column by Marcel van der Watt, lecturer in the Department of Police Practice at UNISA, former police detective, and current member of the Gauteng Rapid Response Task Team for Human Trafficking.[/notice] The recent xenophobic attacks and its reverberating effect on the entire South African landscape raised a plethora […]

Combating human trafficking: a new chapter
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Combating human trafficking: a new chapter

[notice]A monthly column by Marcel van der Watt, lecturer in the Department of Police Practice at UNISA, former police detective, and current member of the Gauteng Rapid Response Task Team for Human Trafficking.[/notice] A round table discussion was facilitated by the Department of Social Development on Friday 20 February 2015 […]

Lessons from the Well
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Lessons from the Well

[notice]A monthly column by Marcel van der Watt, lecturer in the Department of Police Practice at UNISA, former police detective, and current member of the Gauteng Rapid Response Task Team for Human Trafficking.[/notice] The discourse on the decriminalisation of prostitution is one that I try to follow as far as […]

Scripture and hostage negotiation
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Scripture and hostage negotiation

[notice]A monthly column by Marcel van der Watt, lecturer in the Department of Police Practice at UNISA, former police detective, and current member of the Gauteng Rapid Response Task Team for Human Trafficking.[/notice] The recent Sydney hostage situation stirred some vivid memories of the intensity, emotions and multi-layered complexities associated […]

Resilience and the child
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Resilience and the child

[notice]A monthly column by Marcel van der Watt, lecturer in the Department of Police Practice at UNISA, former police detective, and current member of the Gauteng Rapid Response Task Team for Human Trafficking.[/notice] Much has been written about the ‘children of today’, being the ‘leaders of tomorrow’. In harmony with […]