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Why do brains seize?
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 - 15:15

Dr Joseph Raimondo was a recipient of the 2017 Claude Leon Merit Award. The prize recognises his work in understanding the mechanisms that prevent seizures from stopping on their own.

Ward councillors are key players
Ward councillors are key players
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 - 08:30

SaVI researcher, Lauren October, discusses the importance of ward councillors. Ward councillors are constantly overlooked, yet they are highly influential in promoting social cohesion within communities. The personality and leadership of the ward councillor is often integral to the peace/violence present in a community. 

Randomised household surveys: challenges and considerations
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 - 13:30

This June (2018) issue of Crime Quarterly features an on the record discussion with SaVI Director Dr Guy Lamb and SaVI researcher Ncedo Mngqibisa regarding the in-the-field realities of doing a randomised household survey.

Moving from toxic to positive masculinity
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 - 11:00

SaVI researcher, Lauren October, discusses the causes of toxic masculinity, how it impacts society and individual behaviour, and how to get rid of it. Moving from toxic to positive masculinity.

SaVI associate to present at International Migration Conference 2018
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 - 07:30

SaVI associate, Laura Freeman, will be presenting at the UNESCO and ACMSWits International Migration Conference 2018. She will be discussing the policy-research gap between the government and immigration experts and vice versa

Podcast on recent taxi violence
Thu, 31 May 2018 - 16:30

SaVI researcher Ncedo Mngqibisa discusses the causes, effects and hidden depths of the recent taxi violence on the John Maytham Show. Listen here:

Xenophobia and outsider exclusion: Community profiles
Tue, 01 May 2018 - 14:15

SaVI partnered with the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), University of Witwatersrand and Freedom House to undertake rapid conflict assessments in 16 at-risk communities in South Africa. The findings of this research are presented in a report titled: "Xenophobia and outsider exclusion: Addressing frail social cohesion in South Africa's diverse communities".

SaVI presents at Parliamentary Forum on small arms and light weapons
Mon, 05 Mar 2018 - 11:30

On 3 March 2018 SaVI researcher, Matthew Skade, gave a presentation at the Pan African Parliamentary Forum on small arms and light weapons (SALW).  The Forum is the only international organisation constituted by, with and for parliamentarians, specifically working with issues of prevention and reduction of SALW-related violence. It gathers over 200 members across party political lines in approximately 80 countries across Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East. Its overall objective is to contribute to the achievement of more peaceful and developed societies by parliamentary action against armed violence to increase human security.

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The role of taxi associations as agents of social control and community policing
Wed, 28 Feb 2018 - 10:15

A seminar was held by SaVI's Azwi Netshikulwe and Ncedo Mngqibisa on 27 February 2018 regarding the role that taxi associations play in community policing and social control. It was hosted by the Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR). 

Putting the African Mining Vision into practice: UCT takes the LEAD
Wed, 06 Feb 2019 - 09:45

The inaugural LEAD programme (Leaders in Extractives and African Development), spearheaded by UCT, promises to equip a new generation of African mining professionals with skills needed to become leaders in the responsible extraction of minerals in Africa.

Administering drugs via mobile messaging
Wed, 30 Jan 2019 - 13:00

Biomedical engineers from UCT and Osmania University, India, have put their heads together to develop a tool for clinicians to administer medication to their patients remotely using mobile messaging technology.

Reflections 2018: The Mandela School
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 - 16:00

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance’s newsletter takes a look at the school’s journey upon taking on the Mandela name on 5 July 2018. Catch up on the successful launch, the school's Master's Programme, Global Partnerships and the Public Lecture Series. 

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