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.
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.
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
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".
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.