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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.
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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Saturday, 24 August 2019
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:
Tue, 19 Jun 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:

Publication Date:
Thu, 31 May 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:
Thu, 24 May 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:
Tue, 01 May 2018 - 14:15

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