Towards safer cities
The first national report on urban safety in South Africa
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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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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.

Youth turn to violence and gangs as local governments struggle with security
07 Jun 2016 | by Mayssam Zaaroura | International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Young African men and women are turning to gangs and violence as a last resort, amid a rapidly urbanizing context, and a struggle between national and local governments over who is responsible for maintaining security.

Youth turn to violence and gangs as local governments struggle with security
07 Jun 2016 | by Mayssam Zaaroura | International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Young African men and women are turning to gangs and violence as a last resort, amid a rapidly urbanizing context, and a struggle between national and local governments over who is responsible for maintaining security.

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
Youth turn to violence and gangs as local governments struggle with security
07 Jun 2016 | by Mayssam Zaaroura

Resources

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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

2016 White Paper on Safety and Security - Policy/Legislation

  • Civilian Secretariat for Police | 07 Apr 2016

Community of Practitioners

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

Ms Beth Amato

  • The Social Justice Initiative

Mrs Yolisa Mniki

  • Amathole District Municipality

Ms Nompumelelo (Mpumi) Mathabela

  • One in Nine Campaign

Rev Meleney Berry-Kriel

  • The Viva Foundation of South Africa