Information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic
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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A Guide to Designing Integrated Violence Prevention Interventions
The Guide aims to provide practical experiences and guidance for people working in area-based interventions
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Fear and policing in the time of Covid-19
There is a menu of compliance strategies and tactics against Covid-19 from which to choose, and indeed there are no easy choices.
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Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign
The Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign is a Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust advocacy project, which was started to hold government accountable to its promise to roll out sexual offences courts across the country to provide a victim-centred criminal justice system.
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Domestic violence during COVID-19: are we asking the right questions?
03 Jul 2020 | by Elizabeth Dartnall | Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI), Anik Gevers | Independent Consultant, Chandre Gould | Institute for Security Studies| Institute for Security Studies, Angelica Pino

The number of domestic violence cases reported to the South African police between March and April dropped by 69.4%. This figure makes it tempting to believe that in South Africa, unlike many other countries, lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic reduced family and domestic violence. Reliable data is useful…

Domestic violence during COVID-19: are we asking the right questions?
03 Jul 2020 | by Elizabeth Dartnall | Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI), Anik Gevers | Independent Consultant, Chandre Gould | Institute for Security Studies| Institute for Security Studies, Angelica Pino

The number of domestic violence cases reported to the South African police between March and April dropped by 69.4%. This figure makes it tempting to believe that in South Africa, unlike many other countries, lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic reduced family and domestic violence. Reliable data is useful…

Africa’s children deserve justice and protection
22 Jun 2020 | by Jude Thaddeus Njikem | Sonke Gender Justice

Every child has a right to education, best attainable standards of health, and protection from abuse, torture and labour which interfere with the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral, or social development. However, Covid-19 has had an adverse effect on the rights and welfare of children in Africa. For many children…

Africa’s children deserve justice and protection
22 Jun 2020 | by Jude Thaddeus Njikem | Sonke Gender Justice

Every child has a right to education, best attainable standards of health, and protection from abuse, torture and labour which interfere with the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral, or social development. However, Covid-19 has had an adverse effect on the rights and welfare of children in Africa. For many children…

A Tree of Collective Knowledge about Integrated, Area-Based Violence Prevention Interventions
01 Jun 2020 | by Gianna Maita | Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU NPC)| VPUU NPC, Thomas Hellmann | GIZ South Africa| GIZ

What we’ve learned through knowledge management within the South African-German development cooperation

A Tree of Collective Knowledge about Integrated, Area-Based Violence Prevention Interventions
01 Jun 2020 | by Gianna Maita | Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU NPC)| VPUU NPC, Thomas Hellmann | GIZ South Africa| GIZ

What we’ve learned through knowledge management within the South African-German development cooperation

Gender-based violence during lockdown: looking for answers
12 May 2020 | by Chandre Gould | Institute for Security Studies

Why is South Africa not showing the rise in domestic violence cases reported elsewhere in the world?

Gender-based violence during lockdown: looking for answers
12 May 2020 | by Chandre Gould | Institute for Security Studies

Why is South Africa not showing the rise in domestic violence cases reported elsewhere in the world?

Domestic violence during COVID-19: are we asking the right questions?
03 Jul 2020 | by Elizabeth Dartnall | Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI)Anik Gevers | Independent Consultant, Chandre Gould | Institute for Security Studies| Institute for Security Studies, Angelica Pino
Africa’s children deserve justice and protection
22 Jun 2020 | by Jude Thaddeus Njikem | Sonke Gender Justice
A Tree of Collective Knowledge about Integrated, Area-Based Violence Prevention Interventions
Gender-based violence during lockdown: looking for answers

Events

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From potential to prosperity: Africa’s long-term future

  • Gordon Institute of Business Sciences, 26 Melville Road, Illovo, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

Community of Practitioners

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

Ms Nompumelelo Ngaba

  • Zwelitsha SAPS Youth Desk

Mr Chris Smal

  • Breede Valley Municipality

Rev Ronnie Doorsamy Naicker

  • Pregnancy Crisis Centre Newcastle
Azwi Netshikulwe

Mr Azwi Netshikulwe

  • Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI)