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Global trends, nationalism and xenophobia
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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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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?

Preparation is key to policing a crisis like COVID-19
20 Apr 2020 | by Johan Burger | Institute for Security Studies

Rapid steps taken in SA to combat the coronavirus didn’t allow sufficient planning or training of security forces.

Preparation is key to policing a crisis like COVID-19
20 Apr 2020 | by Johan Burger | Institute for Security Studies

Rapid steps taken in SA to combat the coronavirus didn’t allow sufficient planning or training of security forces.

Fear and policing in the time of Covid-19
08 Apr 2020 | by Guy Lamb | Safety and Violence Initiative

There is a menu of compliance strategies and tactics against Covid-19 from which to choose, and indeed there are no easy choices. The South African government has opted for a range of strict and arguably repressive practices to be employed by the security forces. Why were such choices made, especially…

Fear and policing in the time of Covid-19
08 Apr 2020 | by Guy Lamb | Safety and Violence Initiative

There is a menu of compliance strategies and tactics against Covid-19 from which to choose, and indeed there are no easy choices. The South African government has opted for a range of strict and arguably repressive practices to be employed by the security forces. Why were such choices made, especially…

Western Cape Government and City of Cape Town launch 500 new law enforcement officers
28 Feb 2020 | by Department of Community Safety | Western Cape Government

The fight against crime in the Western Cape received a significant boost as 500 new learner law enforcement officers took part in the official passing out parade, signaling the start of their deployment on Sunday, 09 February 2020 at Athlone Stadium.

Western Cape Government and City of Cape Town launch 500 new law enforcement officers
28 Feb 2020 | by Department of Community Safety | Western Cape Government

The fight against crime in the Western Cape received a significant boost as 500 new learner law enforcement officers took part in the official passing out parade, signaling the start of their deployment on Sunday, 09 February 2020 at Athlone Stadium.

Gender-based violence during lockdown: looking for answers
Preparation is key to policing a crisis like COVID-19
20 Apr 2020 | by Johan Burger | Institute for Security Studies
Fear and policing in the time of Covid-19
08 Apr 2020 | by Guy Lamb | Safety and Violence Initiative
Western Cape Government and City of Cape Town launch 500 new law enforcement officers
28 Feb 2020 | by Department of Community Safety | Western Cape Government

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SaferSpaces Gazette 2019/20 - Advocacy

  • Civilian Secretariat for Police Service, Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI), GIZ South Africa | 01 May 2020

Community of Practitioners

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

Mr Harry Manaka

  • South African Police Services
Alan Cameron

Mr Alan Cameron

  • Places Plus

Mrs Bettie Nieuwoudt

  • StellCARE: Stellenbosch & Districts Family Services
Xolisa Mjekula

Mr Xolisa Mjekula

  • South African Human Rights Commission