SaferSpaces: COVID-19

COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown in South Africa has had a fundamental impact on all aspects of people’s lives, including safety. The South African Police Service (SAPS) have reported reductions in various categories of crime during the lockdown period, while incidents of gender-based violence have increased dramatically. Civil society and media reported incidents of excessive use of force by security services in imposing the lockdown have also come under the spotlight.


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Research

People to People Dialogues: Situational Analysis Synthesis Report
Duration: 01 Nov 2018 – 01 May 2019
Lead organisation: Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI)
Location: Eastern Cape
Global Police Index
Duration: 03 Jun 2019 – 01 Oct 2019
Lead organisation: Global Police Index
Location: International
Boxgirls Afterschool Clubs Evaluation
Duration: 01 May 2015 – 31 Oct 2017
Lead organisation: Boxgirls South Africa
Location: Western Cape
Assessing the impact of state-community collaboration to address urban violence in South Africa
Duration: 01 Apr 2013 – 30 Oct 2015
Lead organisation: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation

Events

National Youth Dialogue 2021: Actions for Impact
19 – 20 Nov 2021 | Department of Women Youth and Persons with Disabilities, National Youth Development Agency, GIZ South Africa, Centre for the Study of Resilience, Agape Youth Movement, Youth Capital, WESSA, Activate, Unicef | Virtual

Practitioners

Kagiso Bodigelo
Crystal park Neighborhood watch
Miss Rajeshree Kistensamy
Active Residents of South Africa (AROSA)
Thabo Ntuli
Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department

Organisations

Instinct App SA
Western Cape
Safe Citizen
National (all SA)