Urban Safety

Perpetrators and Protectors: Centering Family Relations in Addressing Violence in Poor Neighbourhoods

This report asks, ‘How and to what extent do families and kinship relations protect against, perpetrate and/or suffer from violence?’ The concern with understanding how families cope with violence in respectively protective and perpetrative ways ...

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Research Brief: What Drives Violence in South Africa

This research brief outlines the literature on drivers of violence in South Africa and then puts it in context by summarising views on violence among community members who work with CSVR in four local communities. ...

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Working for Safety: The Community Work Programme as a Tool for Preventing Violence and Building Safer Communities

The Community Work Programme (CWP) provides two days of work per week (up to 100 days per year) to unemployed and underemployed people. During the year April 2014 to March 2015 there were 202 599 ...

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How the Community Work Programme Can Reach Its Full Potential as an Instrument of Community Development in South Africa

CSVR has been involved in research on the CWP and its impact on violence and crime prevention since 2013. One of the first observations from this research was that there is a lot of variation ...

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Leaving the Gangster Things to the Boys Growing Up Now: Young Men, Physical Violence, and Structural Violence in Post-Transition South Africa

This paper examines the intersection of physical violence, structural violence, and masculinity through the life history narrative of a 20-year-old man exiting an informal gang in Gugulethu, a township in Cape Town. Beginning and remaining ...

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Towards Improving Forced Migrants' Access to Health and Psychosocial Rights in Urban South Africa

Freemantle, I.   Towards Improving Forced Migrants’ Access to Health and Psychosocial Rights in Urban South Africa. (Nov 2011).  Meeting report: Policy Dialogue, 30 November 2011, University of the Witwatersrand, co-hosted by the African Centre for Migration & ...

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Towards improving forced migrant access to health and psychosocial rights in urban South Africa – a focus on Johannesburg

Vearey, J. and Nunez, L. (Nov 2011).  Towards improving forced migrant access to health and psychosocial rights in urban South Africa – a focus on Johannesburg. Migration Issue Brief #8

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