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.
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.
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.


Thursday, 20 September 2018
SaVI launches new Safe-Up promotional video
SaVI launches new Safe-Up promotional video

SaVI launches new Safe-Up promotional video to raise awareness for the app and campus safety. 

Publication Date:
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 15:00
Safety and Violence Initiative location
SaVI has moved offices

SaVI has now moved to Level 6 in the Leslie Social Sciences Building on Upper Campus where we are being hosted by the Centre for Social Science Research.

Publication Date:
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 08:45
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