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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...
SaferSpaces
SaferSpaces is an online knowledge sharing and networking portal for community safety as well as violence and crime prevention practitioners from government, civil society and the research community in South Africa. The portal focuses on...
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

Thursday, 26 April 2018
SaVI launches new Safe-Up promotional video
SaVI launches new Safe-Up promotional video

SaVI launches new Safe-Up promotional video to raise awareness for the app and campus safety. 

Publication Date:
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 15:00
Safety and Violence Initiative location
SaVI has moved offices

SaVI has now moved to Level 6 in the Leslie Social Sciences Building on Upper Campus where we are being hosted by the Centre for Social Science Research.

Publication Date:
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 08:45
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. 

Publication Date:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 16:00
Why have university protests been so violent?

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

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