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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...
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.
Ward councillors are key players
SaVI researcher, Lauren October, discusses the importance of ward councillors. Ward councillors are constantly overlooked, yet they are highly influential in promoting social cohesion within communities. The personality and leadership of the ward...
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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Monday, 12 November 2018
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:
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 07:30
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.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:45
Podcast on recent taxi violence

SaVI researcher Ncedo Mngqibisa discusses the causes, effects and hidden depths of the recent taxi violence on the John Maytham Show. Listen here:

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 16:30
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

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