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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Catch up on the latest articles

Ambassadors for Youth Resilience
25 Feb 2021 | by Dambisa Dube
Ambassadors for Youth Resilience
South African vagrancy laws hark back to colonial times and violate human rights
15 Dec 2020 | by Abdirahman Maalim Gossar | African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF)
South African vagrancy laws hark back to colonial times and violate human rights
In the cross-hairs: foreigners in SA’s informal sector
07 Dec 2020 | by Sergio Carciotto | Institute for Security Studies
In the cross-hairs: foreigners in SA’s informal sector
Municipal Training on Community Safety Planning to Strengthen the Role of Local Government in Building Safer Communities
Municipal Training on Community Safety Planning to Strengthen the Role of Local Government in Building Safer Communities

Resources

ACHPR Principles on the Decriminalisation of Petty Offences - Advocacy
African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum | 01 Jan 2018
Parenting during Covid-19 resources - Infographic
WHO, UNICEF, Parenting for Lifelong Health, Global Partnership to End Violence, CDC, and World Without Orphans | 01 Nov 2020

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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

Practitioners

Mr Craig Proctor-Parker
Accident Specialialist
Ms Nobesuthu Javu
Ekuphumleni Restoration Home
Mr Mikhial Mariemuthu
The Empire Partner Foundation
Ms Jennifer Fisher
Women and Men Of Valor

Organisations

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