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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Lessons in preventing violent protest in South Africa
Lessons in preventing violent protest in South Africa
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The high costs of power: how masculinity is harming the mental health of men
Busting South Africa’s xenophobic myths starts at grassroots
14 Apr 2021 | by Godfrey Mulaudzi | Institute for Security Studies, Lizette Lancaster | Institute for Security Studies, Gabriel Hertis | African Diaspora Forum
Busting South Africa’s xenophobic myths starts at grassroots
NGOs commit to new plan to assist the homeless in Cape Town
16 Mar 2021 | by Green Point & Oranje-Kloof City Improvement Districts
NGOs commit to new plan to assist the homeless in Cape Town

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SaferSpaces Gazette 2020/21 - Advocacy
Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI), Civilian Secretariat for Police Service, GIZ South Africa | 30 Mar 2021

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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