Monitoring & evaluation – Blog
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?
The challenges of survey research in high crime communities
05 Oct 2018 | by Ncedo Mngqibisa | Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI)
Fieldwork is not an easy practice but conducting it in high crime communities is a daunting task. This piece discusses the challenges faced during a longitudinal survey attempt that took place in Gugulethu; and how researchers attempted to handle these challenges.
SDGs and violence prevention in South Africa: Strengthening the case for a holistic, urban approach
23 Feb 2017 | by Kelly Stone | Freelance / Independent
By addressing the root causes of poverty and illustrating the clear link between peace, security, justice and sustainable development, the SDGs may support South Africa in focusing on a holistic, urban approach towards violence prevention.