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Podcast on recent taxi violence
Thu, 31 May 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
Thu, 24 May 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
Tue, 01 May 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
Thu, 01 Mar 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
Thu, 01 Mar 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”.

SaVI presents at Parliamentary Forum on small arms and light weapons
Mon, 05 Mar 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.

Taxi rank in Cape Town
The role of taxi associations as agents of social control and community policing
Wed, 28 Feb 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). 

Safety and Violence Initiative location
SaVI has moved offices
Fri, 23 Feb 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.

SaVI launches new Safe-Up promotional video
SaVI launches new Safe-Up promotional video
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 - 15:00

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

Safe-Up UCT smartphone app
Tue, 11 Apr 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. 

The battle to recovery
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 - 12:45

On 30 November 2016 UCT SAVI associate, Sinegugu Duma, launched her book 'The Pain of Being a Women'. The book documents the stories of 10 female rape survivors and their journey to recovery. 

Why have university protests been so violent?
Fri, 21 Oct 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...

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