The recent destruction of property in Vuwani and Tshwane has sparked reactions that often represent communities as irrational and criminal. However, according to the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, violence has become a currency for communities to make themselves heard. Ncebakazi Manzi, Kaya FM Talk Producer, spoke to the organisation’s Executive Director, Nomfundo Mogapi about their research on communities, protest and collective violence.