Post-doctoral fellowship opportunity: UKRI GCRF Water and Fire.
The interdisciplinary research institute at UCT, Future Water (FW), in partnership with SaVI is looking for a dynamic and motivated postdoctoral research fellow to join a diverse multi-disciplinary team.
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.
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.


Friday, 29 May 2020
Ramaphosa's plans aren't enough to adequately tackle violent crime in South Africa

SaVI Director, Dr Guy Lamb, discusses South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address on February 7, 2019 arguing that the crime prevention strategies he outlined were somewhat stale, that some of the measures had been tried before, and that there is no evidence to suggest that these measures will work any better now.

Publication Date:
Thu, 28 Feb 2019 - 07:00
Ward councillors are key players
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 councillor is often integral to the peace/violence present in a community. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 - 08:30
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 over less aggressive and more integrated approaches to crime prevention.

Publication Date:
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 - 07:30
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:
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 - 07:30