Localising the New Urban Agenda
The New Urban Agenda is a global commitment to sustainable urban development at all levels, based on a shared vision of cities for all
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The Police Leadership Campaign
Good leaders have the potential to hugely improve the safety of those in South Africa
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Global trends, nationalism and xenophobia
National migration policies are getting stricter and anti-foreigner sentiment is on the rise
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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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South Africa's presidency must drive safety
01 Mar 2019 | by Andrew Faull | Institute for Security Studies| University of Cape Town

South Africa has not had a formal national policy to improve public safety since 2004. This changed in 2016 when cabinet adopted the White Paper on Safety and Security. This is the government’s flagship policy on crime, safety and violence prevention. However, implementation is the key challenge. The White Paper…

South Africa's presidency must drive safety
01 Mar 2019 | by Andrew Faull | Institute for Security Studies| University of Cape Town

South Africa has not had a formal national policy to improve public safety since 2004. This changed in 2016 when cabinet adopted the White Paper on Safety and Security. This is the government’s flagship policy on crime, safety and violence prevention. However, implementation is the key challenge. The White Paper…

Police murder-suicide reveals South Africa’s dark underbelly
01 Mar 2019 | by Andrew Faull | Institute for Security Studies| University of Cape Town

Police work exposes one to the underbelly of society. Most South African Police Service (SAPS) officers will experience and possibly perpetrate violence long before they enter the service. Many probably continue to experience and use violence outside of work while employed as SAPS officers. Based on available data, SAPS officers…

Police murder-suicide reveals South Africa’s dark underbelly
01 Mar 2019 | by Andrew Faull | Institute for Security Studies| University of Cape Town

Police work exposes one to the underbelly of society. Most South African Police Service (SAPS) officers will experience and possibly perpetrate violence long before they enter the service. Many probably continue to experience and use violence outside of work while employed as SAPS officers. Based on available data, SAPS officers…

Ramaphosa's plans aren't enough to adequately tackle violent crime in South Africa
21 Feb 2019 | by Guy Lamb | Safety and Violence Initiative

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa used his State of the Nation Address on February 7 to outline his relatively new government’s actions and plans. However, the crime prevention strategies he outlined were somewhat stale. Most, especially those related to policing and gender-based violence, have been tried before. They yielded few…

Ramaphosa's plans aren't enough to adequately tackle violent crime in South Africa
21 Feb 2019 | by Guy Lamb | Safety and Violence Initiative

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa used his State of the Nation Address on February 7 to outline his relatively new government’s actions and plans. However, the crime prevention strategies he outlined were somewhat stale. Most, especially those related to policing and gender-based violence, have been tried before. They yielded few…

Social cohesion and collective violence in South Africa
21 Feb 2019 | by Guy Lamb | Safety and Violence Initiative

Social cohesion has frequently been used in government policy documents in South Africa since the late-1990s. Be that as it may, there have been very few detailed analyses of the direct and indirect linkages between social cohesion and violence. That said, in the South African literature on collective violence, particularly…

Social cohesion and collective violence in South Africa
21 Feb 2019 | by Guy Lamb | Safety and Violence Initiative

Social cohesion has frequently been used in government policy documents in South Africa since the late-1990s. Be that as it may, there have been very few detailed analyses of the direct and indirect linkages between social cohesion and violence. That said, in the South African literature on collective violence, particularly…

South Africa's presidency must drive safety
01 Mar 2019 | by Andrew Faull | Institute for Security Studies| University of Cape Town
Police murder-suicide reveals South Africa’s dark underbelly
01 Mar 2019 | by Andrew Faull | Institute for Security Studies| University of Cape Town
Ramaphosa's plans aren't enough to adequately tackle violent crime in South Africa
21 Feb 2019 | by Guy Lamb | Safety and Violence Initiative
Social cohesion and collective violence in South Africa
21 Feb 2019 | by Guy Lamb | Safety and Violence Initiative

Events

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Childsafe National Summit

  • CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria

Resources

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Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign - Project resources

Developments in Addressing Torture in Mozambique - Report/Study

  • Africa Criminal Justice Reform (ACJR) | 22 Mar 2018

Community of Practitioners

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

Ms Elna van Niekerk

  • Capasity (Pty) Ltd
Gerald Moore

Mr Gerald Moore

  • Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI)

Mr Edward Foster

  • Fernpark Neighbourhood Watch
Marguerite  Naidoo

Mrs Marguerite Naidoo

  • Visionares Community Drilling Academy