Monday, May 7, 2007

Hema Hargovan

Hema Hargovan
Hema Hargovan lectures in Criminology, Victimology and Criminal Justice. She is presently engaged in doctoral research on Restorative Justice in South Africa, with a particular emphasis on victim empowerment initiatives in KwaZulu-Natal. She has lived all her life in Durban, within five kilometres of the warm, Indian Ocean. Over the years, she has witnessed shifting landscapes around Durban, and has been fascinated by the diversity, colour, despair and joy associated with every aspect of life in Durban.

In her chapter, The Tree at Operation Bobbi Bear, Hema discusses a support group for HIV-positive women & children, and for the physically & sexually abused. This group meets by a tree near the roadside. Hema writes about her experiences visiting the group and reflects on the valuable work they do with no funding from the Government.

Hargovan, Hema. 'The Tree at Operation Bobbi Bear', in Rob Pattman and Sultan Khan (Eds.), Undressing Durban (Durban: Madiba Press, 2007), pp. 378-381.