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SaVI presents at Parliamentary Forum on small arms and light weapons
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 11:30

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.

World Bank Fragility Forum 2018
SaVI to present at the World Bank Fragility Forum 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 09:15

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.

SaVI to present at Pan African Parliament meeting on armed violence
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 09:45

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”.

Taxi rank in Cape Town
The role of taxi associations as agents of social control and community policing
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:15

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). 

SaVI launches new Safe-Up promotional video
SaVI launches new Safe-Up promotional video
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 15:00

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

Safety and Violence Initiative location
SaVI has moved offices
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 08:45

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.

Safe-Up UCT smartphone app
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 16:00

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?
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 15:15

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...

When hope dies a violent death
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 20:45

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.

International Violence Prevention Conference: Call for Abstracts
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 10:30

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.

Launch of 'Gang Town' by Don Pinnock
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 11:15

We are pleased to announce the launch of Gang Town by Don Pinnock.  This publication was partly sponsored by the University of Cape Town through UCT SaVI and the Centre of Criminology.

International Conference on Violence Prevention
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 14:15

UCT SAVI and the Global Campaign for Violence Prevention will be hosting an international conference on violence prevention titled 'Preventing Violence: From Scientific Excellence to Effective Practice'. The conference will be held from the 8-9 September 2016 at the Atlantic Imbizo, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa.