Towards safer cities in South Africa
The first national report on the state of urban safety
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2016 White Paper on Safety and Security
An integrated approach to preventing violence and crime
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One in three young South Africans sexually abused
Optimus Study reveals extent of child abuse and recommendations
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In 2030, people living in South Africa feel safe and have no fear of crime.
National Development Plan (2012)

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"Walmer Youth! Stand up against Violence and Crime!" - Ulutsha Street Festival 2016
06 Jul 2016 | by Jonas Schumacher | Masifunde

During the Ulutsha Festival, more than 1,000 visitors experienced Walmer Township (P.E.) as a safe space, worth loving and protecting. They realised the talent and beauty of their community which will hopefully contribute to to ensure Walmer Township to be safer place beyond the Festival – day and night!

"Walmer Youth! Stand up against Violence and Crime!" - Ulutsha Street Festival 2016
06 Jul 2016 | by Jonas Schumacher | Masifunde

During the Ulutsha Festival, more than 1,000 visitors experienced Walmer Township (P.E.) as a safe space, worth loving and protecting. They realised the talent and beauty of their community which will hopefully contribute to to ensure Walmer Township to be safer place beyond the Festival – day and night!

Towards safer cities: First national report on urban safety in South Africa
29 Jun 2016

The first national report of its kind, the State of Urban Safety in South Africa Report 2016 makes the case for integrated, evidence-based urban safety responses driven at city-level.

Towards safer cities: First national report on urban safety in South Africa
29 Jun 2016

The first national report of its kind, the State of Urban Safety in South Africa Report 2016 makes the case for integrated, evidence-based urban safety responses driven at city-level.

New White Paper on Safety and Security: An integrated approach to preventing violence and crime
22 Jun 2016

The new 2016 White Paper on Safety and Security was adopted by the South African Cabinet earlier this year as a policy on safety, crime and violence prevention that promotes an integrated and holistic approach to safety and security in line with the National Development Plan.

New White Paper on Safety and Security: An integrated approach to preventing violence and crime
22 Jun 2016

The new 2016 White Paper on Safety and Security was adopted by the South African Cabinet earlier this year as a policy on safety, crime and violence prevention that promotes an integrated and holistic approach to safety and security in line with the National Development Plan.

Optimus Study: One in three young South Africans sexually abused
10 Jun 2016 | by Daniel Brumund | GIZ South Africa

One in every three young South Africans has experienced some sort of sexual abuse by the age of 17 according to the final Optimus Study South Africa, the first nationally representative study on child sexual abuse and maltreatment in South Africa.

Optimus Study: One in three young South Africans sexually abused
10 Jun 2016 | by Daniel Brumund | GIZ South Africa

One in every three young South Africans has experienced some sort of sexual abuse by the age of 17 according to the final Optimus Study South Africa, the first nationally representative study on child sexual abuse and maltreatment in South Africa.

"Walmer Youth! Stand up against Violence and Crime!" - Ulutsha Street Festival 2016
06 Jul 2016 | by Jonas Schumacher
Towards safer cities: First national report on urban safety in South Africa
29 Jun 2016
New White Paper on Safety and Security: An integrated approach to preventing violence and crime
22 Jun 2016
Optimus Study: One in three young South Africans sexually abused
10 Jun 2016 | by Daniel Brumund

Events

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Public Art and the Power of Place

  • Cape Town Central Library

International Conference - Preventing Violence: From Scientific Excellence to Effective Practice

  • 08 – 09 Sep 2016 | UCT Safety and Violence Initiative
  • V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Truth be told - Speaking out against GBV

  • Rhema Bible Church North, Johannesburg

Resources

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South African Crime Quarterly 56 - Journal/Magazine

  • Institute for Security Studies, Centre of Criminology | 04 Jul 2016

State of Urban Safety in South Africa Report 2016 - Report/Study

  • South African Cities Network | 29 Jun 2016

State of South African Cities Report 2016 - Report/Study

  • South African Cities Network | 22 Jun 2016

Community of Practitioners

Welcome to the newly registered safety practitioners and organisations. Find out how you can join.

Mr Reuben Vusi Tshabalala

  • Keep Watching Saint-Ebandla

Ms Beth Amato

  • The Social Justice Initiative

Mrs Yolisa Mniki

  • Amathole District Municipality