Safety as the Bedrock of Open Streets

20 Apr 2018 | by Marco Geretto, Urban Designer and Co-founder of Open Streets Cape Town

At the most basic level, we have a collective responsibility to make the streets in front of our homes safer. Not by exclusion, but by looking out for one another. The more we intentionally participate in street life, the safer our streets become.

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Creating safe new ways of experiencing our cities

28 Mar 2018 | by Marcela Guerrero Casas, Open Streets Cape Town

The creation of a safe, non-commercial and welcoming public space in Cape Town is necessary to challenge the barriers cemented in the past which taint our experience of the present and keep us apart.

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Global trends, nationalism and xenophobia

In many countries, migration has also consistently been framed in the context of combating crime, where migrants are portrayed as criminals and ‘illegal’, furthering the process of ‘othering’ of migrants

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The Role of Taxi Associations as Agents of Social Control and Community Policing

05 Mar 2018 | by Azwi Netshikulwe, Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI)

On the 27th of February 2018, the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town hosted a seminar with Azwi Netshikulwe and Ncedo Mngqibisa from the Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI), titled The role of taxi associations as agents of social control and community policing. The researchers presented a case study of the role taxi associations play in community policing and social control in the informal settlements of Khayelitsha and Du Noon, in Cape Town.

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Developed countries must commit to ending violence against children

All children are vulnerable to violence, yet wealthy countries lag behind in global efforts to solve it.

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Fortress Kruger to Fortified communities? The Impact of Green Militarization on Communities

22 Feb 2018 | by Samantha Sithole

Environmental groups alongside international organisations have advocated for an immediate and effective approach to save the rhino through the eradication of poaching. Although there have been attempts by SANParks to integrate communities with conservation and natural resources, militarization has instead resulted in their alienation due to the violent and coercive nature of anti-poaching efforts.

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SA returns to the UN Security Council with a new leader

22 Feb 2018 | by Peter Fabricus, Institute for Security Studies Consultant

After two controversial previous terms, will South Africa vote differently under Cyril Ramaphosa?

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Leadership is not the NPA's only challenge

19 Feb 2018 | by Lauren Tracey-Temba, Institute for Security Studies

Budget cuts have undermined prosecutors’ ability to deliver justice in South Africa.

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Budgeting to end violence?

South Africa’s tough budget choices must not leave the country less safe and disadvantage future generations.

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Do foreigners really commit SA’s most violent crimes?

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

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