Effective and Integrated Service Delivery – Blog
Summary of the SaferSpaces Online Conference: Preventing Violence in South Africa - From policy making to evidence-based implementation
In a series of webinars on the 7th and 8th of June, we drew from the existing evidence, experience and expertise of the civil society, academia and government sector in the prevention of violence and discussed how this could be utilised for the evidence-based implementation of the most relevant South African safety policy frameworks.
Lessons in preventing violent protest in South Africa
Good communication and respectful responses to local service delivery problems can prevent anger and violence.
South African vagrancy laws hark back to colonial times and violate human rights
In a watershed judgment, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has ruled that vague, outdated colonial-era laws, like those that outlaw being idle or disorderly, are a violation of human rights as embodied in the African Charter.
In the cross-hairs: foreigners in SA’s informal sector
Politicians are pushing anti-immigrant messages and policy ahead of next year’s local government elections.
Municipal Training on Community Safety Planning to Strengthen the Role of Local Government in Building Safer Communities
Local government, the closest interface between government and communities, is a key driver of quality service delivery including the promotion of community safety. The Constitution demands that services and functions that have the most developmental impact on citizens should be performed by local government.
New White Paper on Safety and Security: An integrated approach to preventing violence and crime
The new 2016 White Paper on Safety and Security was adopted by the South African Cabinet earlier this year as a policy on safety, crime and violence prevention that promotes an integrated and holistic approach to safety and security in line with the National Development Plan.