Save the Date and Register - SaVICon 2019
Save the date for the annual SaVI Conference. This year's conference is titled "Violence Prevention and Peacebuilding: Evidence to Action" and will take place 7-8 November 2019 at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town.
Do joint police-military crackdown operations actually reduce violent crime?
Dr Guy Lamb, Director of SaVI, writes that any crime reduction effects from the current crackdown operation in Cape Town are likely to be short-lived, unless a holistic and realistic plan to reduce crime and violence is devised.
2018/19 State of Urban Safety in South Africa Report
SaVI, along with the Urban Safety Reference group, have released the 2018/19 State of Urban Safety in South Africa Report. This edition of the report continues to build an evidence base (aggregated to city level) that may inform policy and practice...
SAPS stuck in vicious cycle of crackdown policing
SaVI Director, Dr Guy Lamb, discusses the recent iteration of militarised policing in South Africa, which can often be effective, but is neither a long-term nor sustainable crime prevention measure.
SaVI, in partnership with the Civilian Secretariat for Police Services, hosts SaferSpaces. It is an online knowledge sharing and networking portal focusing on community safety as well as violence and crime prevention.


Saturday, 24 August 2019
Why the global survey on safety is deeply flawed

SaVI Director, Dr Guy Lamb, discusses the flaws in the global survey on safety. He argues that the danger of indicators like this is that it could lead to wrong perceptions about crime and policing, which may even legitimise militarised security over less aggressive and more integrated approaches to crime prevention.

Publication Date:
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 - 07:30
SaVI associate to present at International Migration Conference 2018

SaVI associate, Laura Freeman, will be presenting at the UNESCO and ACMSWits International Migration Conference 2018. She will be discussing the policy-research gap between the government and immigration experts and vice versa

Publication Date:
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 - 07:30
Randomised household surveys: challenges and considerations

This June (2018) issue of Crime Quarterly features an on the record discussion with SaVI Director Dr Guy Lamb and SaVI researcher Ncedo Mngqibisa regarding the in-the-field realities of doing a randomised household survey.

Publication Date:
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 - 13:30
Moving from toxic to positive masculinity

SaVI researcher, Lauren October, discusses the causes of toxic masculinity, how it impacts society and individual behaviour, and how to get rid of it. Moving from toxic to positive masculinity.

Publication Date:
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 - 11:00