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Urban Safety Reference Group: 20 September 2016

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Roundtable Discussion Invitation

20 September 2016

Recently the South African Police Service announced the country’s crime statistics for 2015 indicating the increase/ decrease of crime and where crime is mostly concentrated.

These statistics are of increasing importance especially to those living in urban areas.

Cities have distinct safety challenges and tend to experience higher rates of crime, which have implications for their growth, development and quality of life. With an urbanisation rate of over 60%, the majority of South Africa’s population live in cities and towns and, it is in these urban areas that are vulnerability to violence is most acutely felt.

The South African Urban Safety Reference Group therefore invites all interested parties to a roundtable discussion, the purpose of which is to facilitate a city-level interpretation of official crime statistics, to profile individual city approaches and strategies based on the State of Urban Safety in South Africa Report 2016, which was launched at the inaugural African Forum for Urban Safety Learning Exchange on 29 July 2016.

This follow-up roundtable discussion is an opportunity for in-depth interaction with the content by member cities, partners in the policy and advocacy spaces, knowledge institutions and other relevant stakeholders.

The roundtable is hosted by the SA Urban Safety Reference Group, along with technical support from the South African Cities Network and the GIZ- Violence and Crime Prevention Programme along with research inputs from the University of Cape Town’s Centre of Criminology.

Date: 28 September 2016

Venue: Msunduzi City Hall

Time: 09h00

Latitude: -29.6016961

Longitude: 30.379056600000013


Space is limited therefore it is important to RSVP as soon as possible.

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