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.
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.


Saturday, 25 February 2017

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 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

Two years since the Khayelitsha Commmission of Inquiry UCT SAVI Director, Guy Lamb, discusses whether anything has changed in Khayelitsha with regards to policing and safety.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 20:45

SaVI and the World Health Organization's Global Campaign for Violence Prevention are inviting abstracts for papers to be given at an  international multi-disciplinary conference titled, ''Violence Prevention: From Scientific Excellence to Effective Practice'', taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 8-9 September 2016.

Publication Date:
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 10:30