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Violence Prevention, Safety Promotion and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) at the University of Cape Town is inviting abstracts for papers to be presented at a conference titled, Violence PreventionSafety Promotion and the Sustainable Development Goals which will take place from 15-16 October 2018.

This conference will take place at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town. The conference will be multidisciplinary, and hence abstracts from all relevant academic fields are welcome.This conference offers an opportunity for researchers from all relevant academic disciplines working on violence prevention and safety promotion to present their current research. Practitioners involved in this field are also encouraged to submit abstracts.


  • Call for papers

    A selection of papers from the conference will be considered for inclusion in a special issue of Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, which is an open access, accredited, peer-reviewed journal. For more details on this journal please see:

    Submission Requirements: 

    Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words in which you list a title; and clearly state the research objectives, methodology and findings.

    In addition, please include your bio and contact details.

    Abstracts to be submitted via email by 17 June 2018 to the following email address:

    Successful applicants will be informed by 29 June 2018.

    The deadline for the submission of conference papers will be 31 August 2018.

    No honorarium or speaker fee will be paid to conference presenters. All conference presenters and attendees are required to pay the registration fee. 

  • Registration

    Registration fees (including lunch and refreshments):

    • Full conference fee (Academic/Professional) – R 2,500.00 early registration
    • Full conference fee (Academic/Professional) – R 3,000.00 late registration (from 1 September 2018)
    • Full conference fee (Student) – R 1,600.00 early registration
    • Full conference fee (Student) – R 2,100.00 late registration                    (from 1 September 2018)


    Please contact Lameez Mota on +27 (0) 21 650 4862 or email should you have any queries.

  • Programme

    The preliminary programme can be found here.

  • Panel abstracts

    Abstracts will be provided once the programme has been finalised. 

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation options for the SAVI Conference:


    Protea Hotel Mowbray

    Liesbeek Avenue off Liesbeek Parkway, Observatory, Cape Town

    Tel: +27 (0) 21 442-5300 | Fax: +27 (0) 21 442-5301




    Devonshire House

    6 Lovers Walk, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700

    Tel: 021 686 1519 | Fax: 021- 21 686 1519



    Little Scotia Guest house

    5 Rustenburg Avenue, Rondeboch, Cape Town, 7700

    Tel: 021-686 8245 | Fax: 086 567 9463



    Carmichael Guesthouse

    11 Wolmunster Rd, Rosebank, Cape Town, 7700

    Tel: 021 689 8350