SDGs and violence prevention in South Africa
Strengthening the case for a holistic, urban approach
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Crime stats - the devil is in the detail
For decades, violent crime has been concentrated in about 20 per cent of police precincts in South Africa.
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GBV interventions in humanitarian action
A guideline for South Africa?
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By 2030, people in South Africa feel & are safe; and play a role in creating safe environments.
White Paper on Safety and Security (2016)
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Blog

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Do foreigners really commit SA’s most violent crimes?
29 Nov 2017 | by Gareth Newham | Institute for Security Studies

Statements by Gauteng’s police head promote xenophobia and could provoke violence against foreigners.

Do foreigners really commit SA’s most violent crimes?
29 Nov 2017 | by Gareth Newham | Institute for Security Studies

Statements by Gauteng’s police head promote xenophobia and could provoke violence against foreigners.

What do we know about murder in South Africa?
07 Nov 2017 | by Lizette Lancaster | Institute for Security Studies

For a country with one of the highest global murder rates, little is publicly known about the murder trends.

What do we know about murder in South Africa?
07 Nov 2017 | by Lizette Lancaster | Institute for Security Studies

For a country with one of the highest global murder rates, little is publicly known about the murder trends.

Crime stats – the devil is in the detail
01 Nov 2017 | by Guy Lamb, Safety and Violence Initiative, University of Cape Town (UCT SaVI)

The aggregate manner in which the crime data and statistics are presented masks the disproportionate nature of violent crime in South Africa, which for decades has been concentrated in about 20 per cent of police precincts. Most of these high crime precincts are densely populated, infrastructurally marginalised and characterised by…

Crime stats – the devil is in the detail
01 Nov 2017 | by Guy Lamb, Safety and Violence Initiative, University of Cape Town (UCT SaVI)

The aggregate manner in which the crime data and statistics are presented masks the disproportionate nature of violent crime in South Africa, which for decades has been concentrated in about 20 per cent of police precincts. Most of these high crime precincts are densely populated, infrastructurally marginalised and characterised by…

Private security in Africa: time to regulate the bad and harness the good
26 Oct 2017 | by Julie Berg, Institute for Safety Governance and Criminology (UCT SafGo)

Julie Berg, Director of the Institute for Safety Governance and Criminology (UCT SafGo), discusses how we should consider innovative possibilities in aligning private security to the public interest in ways that promote safety.

Private security in Africa: time to regulate the bad and harness the good
26 Oct 2017 | by Julie Berg, Institute for Safety Governance and Criminology (UCT SafGo)

Julie Berg, Director of the Institute for Safety Governance and Criminology (UCT SafGo), discusses how we should consider innovative possibilities in aligning private security to the public interest in ways that promote safety.

Do foreigners really commit SA’s most violent crimes?
What do we know about murder in South Africa?
Crime stats – the devil is in the detail
01 Nov 2017 | by Guy Lamb, Safety and Violence Initiative, University of Cape Town (UCT SaVI)
Private security in Africa: time to regulate the bad and harness the good
26 Oct 2017 | by Julie Berg, Institute for Safety Governance and Criminology (UCT SafGo)

Events

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Acta Criminologica Call for Article Papers for a Special Edition Theme: Cybercrime

  • 20 Nov – 31 Jan 2018 | Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)

ACC International Urban Conference

  • University of Cape Town, Cape Town

Gender-Based Violence against Women and Children Conference

  • 21 – 22 Feb 2018 | Basadi Hatella Pele
  • Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Johannesburg

Resources

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CCID 2017 Annual Report: Creating Resilience in the Central City - Report/Study

  • Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) | 30 Jun 2017

Understanding the Criminal Justice System - Guide/Manual

  • National Prosecuting Authority | 06 Nov 2008

Gauteng Department of Community Safety Annual Report: 2016-2017 - Report/Study

  • Gauteng Department of Community Safety | 31 Jul 2017

Community of Practitioners

Welcome to the newly registered safety practitioners and organisations. Find out how you can join.

Mr Tony Lawrence

  • Child Protection Collaborative

Miss Lindiwe Seshoka

  • Ivory Park Youth Crime Prevention Desk (SAPS)
MASAKHE NPC

MASAKHE NPC

  • National (all SA)

GenderWorks

  • Western Cape
Living Hope

Living Hope

  • Eastern Cape, Western Cape