Webinar: Swipe right for safety: Smartphone tech for community wellbeing

26 Jan 2021 - 12:15

Discuss the White Paper on Safety and Security with fellow safety practitioners and contribute to its evidence-based implementation through the Integrated Crime and Violence Prevention Strategy (Draft) (Theme: Active public and community participation)

SaferSpaces is pleased to invite you to a webinar titled “Swipe right for safety: Smartphone tech for community wellbeing”. This online panel discussion will be held on Friday, 29 January 2021, from 12.45pm to 2pm on MS Teams. 

The webinar will explore how smartphone technology has been developed to address community safety and wellbeing needs in South Africa. The successes and lessons from three innovative interventions will be presented by panellists.


Tim Conibear, Founder, Waves for Change

Nathaniel Roloff, Director, SafetyLab

Lauren October, Safety and Violence Initiative, UCT (Safe-Up)

Moderator: Guy Lamb, Safety and Violence Initiative, UCT

Please RSVP to after which you will receive a MS Teams invitation to the webinar.

The webinar is the first in a series of 10 seminars hosted by SaferSpaces that will explore the key elements of South Africa’s White Paper on Safety and Security (WPSS), and how such elements can be more effectively implemented. The first six webinars will therefore focus on the core pillars of the Draft Integrated Crime and Violence Prevention Strategy (ICVPS) as the strategy document outlining the implementation of the WPSS. Participants' discussions will be consolidated to input into the ongoing public consultation on this strategy. More information on the ICVPS can be found here

Please see for updates on further upcoming (online) events.

SaferSpaces is a web portal on violence and crime prevention in South Africa developed through a partnership between the Civilian Secretariat for Police Services, the South African-German Development Cooperation’s Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention Programme, the UCT Safety and Violence Initiative, and various other government and civil society organisations.

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