How can local governments raise their crime fighting profile?

To deal with current safety challenges, municipalities need to match their capacity with tasks that can deliver results.

20 SEP 2022  

Event details

Date: 2022-09-20

Time: 05:00 to 06:30

Venue: Online via Zoom and in person, ISS Conference Room, Pretoria

RSVP: Helen Chanda, Phone: +27 12 346 9500, Email:

Event Enquiry: Lizette Lancaster, Phone: +27 83 321 2060, Email:

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Local governments have a vital role to play in preventing crime and keeping their communities safe. But how far do municipal crime fighting powers extend, and which functions are likely to deliver the greatest safety dividends?

This seminar launches a new report by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in cooperation with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA). Speakers will discuss municipal powers and capacity to enforce by-laws and traffic regulations, and protect infrastructure. They will consider the challenges local governments face in strengthening their role in preventing and responding to crime.

This event is co-hosted by the ISS and SALGA.

Moderator: Dr Kelly Stone, Senior Consultant, ISS


Mthobeli Kolisa, Chief Officer, Integrated Development and Sustainability, SALGA

David Bruce, Consultant, ISS

Ugeshni Naidoo, Senior Manager, Community Safety & Asset Protection, SALGA

This seminar is funded by the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Open Society Foundation. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

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