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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.
Save the date for the 2018 Conference
Save the date for the 2018 Conference
Save the date for the 2018 SaVI Conference titled: "Violence Prevention, Safety Promotion and the Sustainable Development Goals". The Conference will take place on 15 and 16 October 2018 at the River Club in Observatory.
SaVI has moved offices
SaVI has now moved to Office 6.20, Level 6 in the Leslie Social Sciences Building on Upper Campus where we are being hosted by the Centre for Social Science Research.
South Africa Community Social Cohesion Profiles
Social Cohesion Reports
SaVI partnered with the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), University of Witwatersrand and Freedom House to undertake rapid conflict assessments in 16 at-risk communities in South Africa.
SaferSpaces
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.

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Sunday, 15 July 2018
The industry transformed and captured through violence: hitmen empowering themselves

SaVI researcher, Azwi Netshikulwe, discusses how hitmen have taken control of the taxi industry. Read more here:

Publication Date:
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 09:30
Xenophobia and outsider exclusion: Community profiles

SaVI partnered with the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), University of Witwatersrand and Freedom House to undertake rapid conflict assessments in 16 at-risk communities in South Africa. The findings of this research are presented in a report titled: "Xenophobia and outsider exclusion: Addressing frail social cohesion in South Africa's diverse communities".

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 14:15
World Bank Fragility Forum 2018
SaVI to present at the World Bank Fragility Forum 2018

On 5 March 2018, Guy Lamb will be part of a panel on Managing Risks and Preventing Violence in Urban Areas. Under the theme Managing Risks for Peace and Stability, the 2018 Fragility Forum brings together policy makers and practitioners from humanitarian, development, peace and security communities to share practical solutions and explore innovative ways to improve development approaches to foster peace and stability.

Publication Date:
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 09:15
SaVI presents at Parliamentary Forum on small arms and light weapons

On 3 March 2018 SaVI researcher, Matthew Skade, gave a presentation at the Pan African Parliamentary Forum on small arms and light weapons (SALW).  The Forum is the only international organisation constituted by, with and for parliamentarians, specifically working with issues of prevention and reduction of SALW-related violence. It gathers over 200 members across party political lines in approximately 80 countries across Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East. Its overall objective is to contribute to the achievement of more peaceful and developed societies by parliamentary action against armed violence to increase human security.

Publication Date:
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 11:30

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