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Welcome
The Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) was established at the University of Cape Town in 2010 through the Vice-Chancellor’s Strategic Fund, and has become one of the university’s four multi-disciplinary Strategic Initiatives.
Safe-Up UCT smartphone app
UCT’s Safety and Violence Initiative has developed Safe-Up UCT, a smartphone app that will allow students and staff to easily submit reports about safety issues on campus...
Why have university protests been so violent?
UCT SAVI Director, Guy Lamb, highlights how factors that fuel male aggression are key to understanding this worrying phenomenon...
When hope dies a violent death
Two years after the commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha released its report, its findings offer lessons for other high-crime areas.

News

Sunday, 18 February 2018
SaVI launches new Safe-Up promotional video
SaVI launches new Safe-Up promotional video

SaVI launches new Safe-Up promotional video to raise awareness for the app and campus safety. 

Publication Date:
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 15:00
Safe-Up UCT smartphone app

UCT’s Safety and Violence Initiative has developed Safe-Up UCT, a smartphone app that will allow students and staff to easily submit reports about safety issues on campus. 

Publication Date:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 16:00
The battle to recovery

On 30 November 2016 UCT SAVI associate, Sinegugu Duma, launched her book 'The Pain of Being a Women'. The book documents the stories of 10 female rape survivors and their journey to recovery. 

Publication Date:
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:45
Why have university protests been so violent?

Why have the most recent waves of protest at South Africa’s tertiary institutions been so violent? UCT SAVI Director, Guy Lamb, highlights how factors that fuel male aggression are key to understanding this worrying phenomenon...

Publication Date:
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 15:15

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