To say that there's violence in Age of Iron is a total understatement: we see it happen on every scale. Sometimes it's on a small scale, like when Bheki and Vercueil get into a fight in Mrs. Curren's backyard. Other times, it's astounding how much violence surrounds our characters, like when Mrs. Curren witnesses violence, pain, and death in Gugulethu. Violence can be random, or it can be planned and calculated to maintain "order." Either way, we see that violence cannot be used to create order; in Age of Iron, violence only creates disorder, confusion, and anger.
Each act of violence in Age of Iron has a distinct, identifiable cause.
Violence in Age of Iron is totally random, which is part of what makes it so scary.