Year Published: 2005

Authors: Maylene Shung-King, Paula Proudlock and Lori Michelson

Publisher: Children's Institute, University of Cape Town

Suggested Citation: Shung-King M, Proudlock P & Michelson L (2005) From Fieldwork to Facts to Firearms Control. Research and advocacy towards firearms control legislation in South Africa: A case study. Cape Town: Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town.


This case study is about the participation of the Child Health Policy Institute (CHPI) in a law reform process ultimately aimed at reducing firearm injuries and deaths in the country. The CHPI, the forerunner of the Children’s Institute, was an academic policy research organisation at the University of Cape Town, established specifically to span the bridge between the research and policy environment.