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Violence in hot weather: Will climate change exacerbate rates of violence in South Africa?

M F Chersich, C P Swift, I Edelstein, G Breetzke, F Scorgie, F Schutte, C Y Wright

Authors' affiliations

M F Chersich, Wits RHI (Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

C P Swift, Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

I Edelstein, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa

G Breetzke, Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa

F Scorgie, Wits RHI (Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

F Schutte, Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa

C Y Wright, Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Environment and Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa

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Keywords

South Africa; Interpersonal violence; Climate change; Homicide; High temperature; Heat

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2019;109(7):447-449. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2019.v109i7.14134

Article History

Date submitted: 2019-06-28
Date published: 2019-06-28

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