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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The coming crime catastrophe: The 2019/20 crime stats and post-COVID19 violence prevention in South Africa
04 Aug 2020 | by Guy Lamb | Safety and Violence Initiative

Various research reports have shown the devastating effect that the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown regulations have had on large segments of the South African population, in which there have been alarming increases in poverty, unemployment, food insecurity, hunger and domestic violence. These dynamics are likely to transform the current crime…

The coming crime catastrophe: The 2019/20 crime stats and post-COVID19 violence prevention in South Africa
04 Aug 2020 | by Guy Lamb | Safety and Violence Initiative

Various research reports have shown the devastating effect that the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown regulations have had on large segments of the South African population, in which there have been alarming increases in poverty, unemployment, food insecurity, hunger and domestic violence. These dynamics are likely to transform the current crime…

Municipal oversight bodies must be beefed up to protect against human rights abuses by police
28 Jul 2020 | by Chumile Sali | African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum

In the wake of the controversy surrounding a video of Cape Town resident Bulelani Qolani being dragged naked from his shack by municipal police, is it not time for a complete overhaul of police oversight mechanisms, and for Ipid to take control?

Municipal oversight bodies must be beefed up to protect against human rights abuses by police
28 Jul 2020 | by Chumile Sali | African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum

In the wake of the controversy surrounding a video of Cape Town resident Bulelani Qolani being dragged naked from his shack by municipal police, is it not time for a complete overhaul of police oversight mechanisms, and for Ipid to take control?

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…

The coming crime catastrophe: The 2019/20 crime stats and post-COVID19 violence prevention in South Africa
04 Aug 2020 | by Guy Lamb | Safety and Violence Initiative
Municipal oversight bodies must be beefed up to protect against human rights abuses by police
28 Jul 2020 | by Chumile Sali | African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum
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

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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

Resources

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Situational Analysis Synthesis Report - Report/Study

  • Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI), ALPS Resilience | 01 Nov 2019

People to People Dialogues: Synthesis Report - Report/Study

  • ALPS Resilience, Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) | 01 Nov 2019

Community of Practitioners

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

Corné Davis

  • University of Johannesburg

Miss Samkelisiwe Mkhize

  • Association for Rural Advancement

Ms Nompumelelo Ngaba

  • Zwelitsha SAPS Youth Desk

Mr Chris Smal

  • Breede Valley Municipality