Safety & Violence Initiative (SaVI)
The Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) made its public debut on 1 April 2011, and is one of four multi-disciplinary strategic ventures at UCT. The Initiative covers one of the national priorities – crime and violence – identified by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Max Price, when he was first appointed. These were areas of interest and concern that he wanted to turn into key research drives at the university.
SaVI facilitates debate, research and interventions across the university with a focus on understanding and responding to violence, and promoting safety. The initiative brings together scholars from a number of departments, centres and units across UCT.
The current Director of SaVI, Guy Lamb, was appointed in October 2012.