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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...

When hope dies a violent death
Tue, 30 Aug 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
Mon, 04 Apr 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.

International Conference on Violence Prevention
Wed, 16 Mar 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.


Launch of 'Gang Town' by Don Pinnock
Thu, 17 Mar 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.

Fighting Fire with an Inferno: The South African Police Service and the 'War' on Violent Crime
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 - 09:15

UCT SaVI's Guy Lamb explores a key strategy used by SAPS to address the high levels of firearm violence in South Africa - ''that of militarised high density policing operations in the context of a 'war on crime' ideology.''

X Marks the Spot: Community Responses to Tik and Gangsterism on the Cape Flats
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 - 09:00

''Gangsterism and drug abuse have become one of the latest ‘nightmares’ or ‘scourges’ to taint South Africa’s dream of an inclusive democracy...''


In UCT SaVI's latest At the Coalface publication, Simon Howell investigates the responses of communities on the 'Cape Flats' to gangsterism and 'Tik'. Edits by Laura Freeman and images by Shaun Swingler.