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Core Team

Guy Lamb is the Director of SaVI, a post he has held since October 2012. He also convenes postgraduate courses in the Departments of Political Studies and Public Law at UCT. Prior to this he was the Programme Head of the Arms Management Programme at the Institute for Security Studies. He has served on the UN Security Council Panel of Experts on Liberia.

Email: guy.lamb@uct.ac.za

Lameez Mota is SaVI's Operations Manager, a position she has held since February 2012. Her main responsibilities are to coordinate SaVI's research and social responsiveness projects and events. Her roles include financial, organisational and human resource management. She is also responsible for information management; including, managing the initiative's website and social media.   

Email: lameez.mota@uct.ac.za

Azwi Netshikulwe is a Researcher at SaVI. Azwi joined UCT in 2002. He holds a Masters degree in Sociology and is currently working on his PhD in Industrial Sociology. He is interested in issues related to the labour market and migration in South Africa and is conducting research on the occupational/ethnic niches of African migrants in South Africa, focusing on informal Congolese car-guards.

Email: azwi.netshikulwe@uct.ac.za

Lauren October is a Researcher at SaVI. Her research interests are international relations, gender, and conflict studies. She graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a Masters degree in Political Science. Besides research, she also manages the SaferSpaces webportal, as well as the initiative's website and social media,

Email: lauren.october@uct.ac.za