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.
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...
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.


Monday, 25 March 2019
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
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
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:
Tue, 30 Jan 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:
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 - 08:45