The Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) at the University of Cape Town will be hosting a conference titled, Violence Prevention, Safety Promotion and the Sustainable Development Goals which will take place from 15-16 October 2018.
In this seminar, Manuel Eisner will present an overview of how his research seeks to provide answers to questions on exposure to violence and child development that will help to develop more effective intervention and prevention strategies.
South Africa spends billions of rands on the criminal justice system and private security each year. But is this enough to make us safe? This seminar will launch two new policy briefs on what we need to do differently, as a country, to reduce and prevent crime and violence.
On Sunday 1 October, a 5km section of Cape Town’s M4 (aka Main Road) will be reserved for people, not cars, during the first ever ‘Open Streets Main Road’. Closed to motorised vehicles, it will become an open space for pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, wheelchair users and other non-motorised transport users to move in safety. Open Streets is free and everyone is encouraged to participate and help plan the day.
The Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) at the University of Cape Town is inviting abstracts for papers to be given at a conference titled ‘‘Preventing violence and promoting safety in fragile and insecure environments’‘. The conference will be taking place from 27-28 November 2017. Abstracts must be submitted via email by 6 October 2017 to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
At a time when we are besieged by global uncertainty, fear and polarisation here is an irresistible invitation to people who are passionate about peace and nonviolence, and who are willing to learn, in a circle, with and from each other.
The State Security Agency (SSA) was recently tasked with gathering intelligence on those involved in violent protests. Should SSA have a role in addressing violent protests, and if so, what should it be? How should its involvement be regulated and can SSA be held to account by the public on this issue?
Municipal elections in South Africa are just over two weeks away, and levels of violent protest are increasing. This seminar aims to help government, business, the media and civil society leaders understand how they can contribute to stopping violence associated with protest action.
Violent protests are making headline news in South Africa. The 40th anniversary of the June 16 Soweto student uprisings is a good time to ask about the factors now driving public violence. Experts on public or collective violence in South Africa will discuss the latest trends at this seminar.
New research shows that social cohesion can both prevent and enable violence in South African communities. This seminar will launch a special edition of South African Crime Quarterly that showcases the research and investigates the role of social cohesion and the related concept of collective efficacy in reducing violence.