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.
SaVI researcher Ncedo Mngqibisa discusses the causes, effects and hidden depths of the recent taxi violence on the John Maytham Show. Listen here:
SaVI researcher, Azwi Netshikulwe, discusses how hitmen have taken control of the taxi industry. Read more here:
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".
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.
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”.
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.
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 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 to raise awareness for the app and campus safety.
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.