The Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) was established at the University of Cape Town in 2010 through the Vice-Chancellor’s Strategic Fund, and has become one of the university’s four multi-disciplinary Strategic Initiatives.
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...
Why have university protests been so violent?
UCT SAVI Director, Guy Lamb, highlights how factors that fuel male aggression are key to understanding this worrying phenomenon...
When hope dies a violent death
Two years after the commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha released its report, its findings offer lessons for other high-crime areas.


Saturday, 17 February 2018
Understanding and Responding to Xenophobic Violence

On Thursday 23 April 2015, while Johannesburg residents marched against xenophobic violence, UCT gathered for a discussion on how to better understand, respond to and prevent this kind of violence in South Africa.

Publication Date:
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 11:45
Gangsterism: A Stew of Complex Factors

UCT SaVI and UCT Centre of Criminology hosted a three day Gang Seminar from the 12 to 14 August, 2014. The discussions explored three themes: the social environment in which gangs exist; the challenges of dealing with gangs; and media portrayal of gangs.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 11:15