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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

Wednesday, 13 December 2017
International Violence Prevention Conference: Call for Abstracts

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
Launch of 'Gang Town' by Don Pinnock

We are pleased to announce the launch of Gang Town by Don Pinnock.  This publication was partly sponsored by the University of Cape Town through UCT SaVI and the Centre of Criminology.

Publication Date:
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 11:15
International Conference on Violence Prevention

UCT SAVI and the Global Campaign for Violence Prevention will be hosting an international conference on violence prevention titled 'Preventing Violence: From Scientific Excellence to Effective Practice'. The conference will be held from the 8-9 September 2016 at the Atlantic Imbizo, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 14:15
Fighting Fire with an Inferno: The South African Police Service and the 'War' on Violent Crime

UCT SaVI's Guy Lamb explores a key strategy used by SAPS to address the high levels of firearm violence in South Africa - ''that of militarised high density policing operations in the context of a 'war on crime' ideology.''

Publication Date:
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 09:15

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