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.
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.


Sunday, 15 July 2018
Safe-Up UCT smartphone app

UCT’s Safety and Violence Initiative has developed Safe-Up UCT, a smartphone app that will allow students and staff to easily submit reports about safety issues on campus. 

Publication Date:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 16:00
Why have university protests been so violent?

Why have the most recent waves of protest at South Africa’s tertiary institutions been so violent? UCT SAVI Director, Guy Lamb, highlights how factors that fuel male aggression are key to understanding this worrying phenomenon...

Publication Date:
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 15:15
When hope dies a violent death

Two years since the Khayelitsha Commmission of Inquiry UCT SAVI Director, Guy Lamb, discusses whether anything has changed in Khayelitsha with regards to policing and safety.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 20:45
International Violence Prevention Conference: Call for Abstracts

SaVI and the World Health Organization's Global Campaign for Violence Prevention are inviting abstracts for papers to be given at an  international multi-disciplinary conference titled, ''Violence Prevention: From Scientific Excellence to Effective Practice'', taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 8-9 September 2016.

Publication Date:
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 10:30