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.
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.
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.
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.''
''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.
Three crime categories from the 2014/15 SAPS crime statistics are worth noting, as there were significant increases in the number of reported crimes, namely murder (4.6%), attempted murder (3.2%) and robbery with aggravated circumstances (8.5%).
UCT SaVI and UCT Centre of Criminology are deeply concerned about the excessive use of force displayed by the SAPS Public Order Policing members against unarmed protesting students at Parliament and other parts of South Africa this week.
UCT SaVI and UCT Centre of Criminology hosted a three day Gang Seminar from the 12 to 14 August, 2014. The discussions explored three themes: the social environment in which gangs exist; the challenges of dealing with gangs; and media portrayal of gangs.
On Thursday 23 April 2015, while Johannesburg residents marched against xenophobic violence, UCT gathered for a discussion on how to better understand, respond to and prevent this kind of violence in South Africa.