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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
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:
Thu, 01 Mar 2018 - 09:15
SaVI to present at Pan African Parliament meeting on armed violence

On 3 March 2018 Matthew Skade will make a presentation on firearm controls at the Pan African Parliament meeting titled: “Connecting the Dots: Supporting the 2030 Agenda, the Arms Trade Treaty and the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects implementation through increased parliamentary engagement and action in international processes”.

Publication Date:
Thu, 01 Mar 2018 - 09:45
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:
Mon, 05 Mar 2018 - 11:30
Taxi rank in Cape Town
The role of taxi associations as agents of social control and community policing

A seminar was held by SaVI's Azwi Netshikulwe and Ncedo Mngqibisa on 27 February 2018 regarding the role that taxi associations play in community policing and social control. It was hosted by the Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR). 

Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Feb 2018 - 10:15

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