Year Published: 2018

Authors: LM Richter, S Mathews, J Kagura and E Nonterah

Publisher: Health and Medical Publishing Group

Suggested Citation: Richter LM, Mathews S, Kagura J, Nonterah E (2018) A longitudinal perspective on violence in the lives of South African children from the Birth to Twenty Plus cohort study in Johannesburg-Soweto. South African Medical Journal, 108(3): 181-186.


Using a large corpus of longitudinal data collected in the Birth to Twenty Plus cohort, this study gives an overview of exposure to and experience of violence, as well as perpetration of violence, across childhood, reported contemporaneously by several informants. This overcomes limitations of retrospectively recalled information collected from one person at one point in time.