The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) will co-host a seminar with the Social Justice Coalition titled, Using evidence to reduce violence in the Western Cape, at the Townhouse Hotel in Cape Town today, November 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. The Western Cape is the second most violent province in South Africa and its capital, Cape Town, is the most violent city in South Africa. Its violence is not evenly distributed and clustered in certain neighborhoods within each police precinct. The purpose of the seminar is to gather academics, community members, and provincial governments to discuss the potential of crime mapping and the need for the community’s access to crime mapping. Andrew Faull, an ISS Justice and Violence Prevention consultant, will chair the session, and Axolile Notywala, General Secretary of the Social Justice Coalition, Jean Redpath, researcher at the Africa Criminal Justice Reform of the Dullah Omar Institute at the University of the Western Cape, Greg Breetzke, Associate Professor of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology at the University of Pretoria, and Bheki Simelane, Deputy Director of Research and Policy at the Western Cape Department of Community Safety, will be speakers at the seminar.
Source: The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Website