Trafficked and traded: rising organised crime in Southern Africa


Southern Africa is increasingly a hub for drug trafficking, arms trafficking, smuggling in flora and fauna, and the illegal trade in natural resources. The ENACT Organised Crime Index shows that these illicit flows are enabled by transnational criminal markets and syndicates, and corrupt government officials.

Participants at this roundtable will discuss the ENACT project’s impact and priorities for future research and technical assistance.

ENACT seeks to enhance Africa’s response to transnational organised crime. It is implemented by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) and INTERPOL. Since 2017, ENACT has delivered evidence-based analysis to policymakers across Africa, and strengthened their technical and operational capacity to respond.

Moderator: Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head, Special Projects, ISS Pretoria


Raul de Luzenberger, Deputy Head, EU Delegation to South Africa, Pretoria

Michael McLaggan, Analyst, GI-TOC, Eastern and Southern Africa Observatory

Anabella Corridoni, INTERPOL Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Lyon

Andrew Kachere, Head, Criminal Intelligence Analytical Unit, Malawi Police Service

Olwethu Majola, Researcher, University of Cape Town

Darren Brookbanks, Analyst, GI-TOC, Vienna

Martin Ewi, ENACT Regional Coordinator Southern Africa, ISS Pretoria

Carina Bruwer, Senior Researcher, ENACT, ISS Pretoria


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ENACT is funded by the European Union
ENACT is implemented by the Institute for Security Studies in partnership with
INTERPOL and the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime.
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