Over the past decade a lethal mix of gangs and guns has caused a surge in the murder rate. SaVI Director, Dr Guy Lamb, comments on how Cape Town became a murder capital.
In February last year South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that his government would pursue five fundamental goals over the next decade. One of these was particularly bold, namely that
violent crime would be halved, if not eliminated.
This, according to Ramaphosa, would be achieved through improved policing, especially at the local level, and through addressing gender-based violence.
SaVI Director, Dr Guy Lamb, discusses firearms and crime on Carte Blanche.
Community is a ‘powerful tool’ in fighting crime. That was the message from Dr Sianne Alves, Director of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Office for Inclusivity & Change (OIC), at the recent seminar hosted by SaVI and the Institute for Security Studies.