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SaVI associate to present at International Migration Conference 2018
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 07:30

SaVI associate, Laura Freeman, will be presenting at the UNESCO and ACMSWits International Migration Conference 2018. She will be discussing the policy-research gap between the government and immigration experts and vice versa

Why the global survey on safety is deeply flawed
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 07:30

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 over less aggressive and more integrated approaches to crime prevention.

Randomised household surveys: challenges and considerations
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 13:30

This June (2018) issue of Crime Quarterly features an on the record discussion with SaVI Director Dr Guy Lamb and SaVI researcher Ncedo Mngqibisa regarding the in-the-field realities of doing a randomised household survey.

Moving from toxic to positive masculinity
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:00

SaVI researcher, Lauren October, discusses the causes of toxic masculinity, how it impacts society and individual behaviour, and how to get rid of it. Moving from toxic to positive masculinity.

SAPS stuck in vicious cycle of crackdown policing
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:45

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.

Podcast on recent taxi violence
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 16:30

SaVI researcher Ncedo Mngqibisa discusses the causes, effects and hidden depths of the recent taxi violence on the John Maytham Show. Listen here:

The industry transformed and captured through violence: hitmen empowering themselves
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 09:30

SaVI researcher, Azwi Netshikulwe, discusses how hitmen have taken control of the taxi industry. Read more here:

Xenophobia and outsider exclusion: Community profiles
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 14:15

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. The findings of this research are presented in a report titled: "Xenophobia and outsider exclusion: Addressing frail social cohesion in South Africa's diverse communities".

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 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.

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). 

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