“Making the Number positive”
Understand and address the youth needs that gangs fulfil
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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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In 2030, people living in South Africa feel safe and have no fear of crime.
National Development Plan (2012)

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What to look for in South Africa’s troubling crime statistics
01 Sep 2016 | by Anine Kriegler | Centre of Criminology

Crime is not at all evenly distributed in any country or city, so smaller scale data is essential. Crime statistics are public property. Every citizen has a right to access them easily, promptly and in a format that makes them useful to our lives and decisions. We also have a…

What to look for in South Africa’s troubling crime statistics
01 Sep 2016 | by Anine Kriegler | Centre of Criminology

Crime is not at all evenly distributed in any country or city, so smaller scale data is essential. Crime statistics are public property. Every citizen has a right to access them easily, promptly and in a format that makes them useful to our lives and decisions. We also have a…

“Making the Number positive”: Addressing youth needs that gangs fulfil
24 Aug 2016 | by Charity Monareng | GIZ South Africa

Gangsterism in South Africa has become a social problem. With more young people drawn to gangs, it is important to shift from a punitive approach to a more lenient approach based on understanding and addressing the needs of young people in gang ridden communities.

“Making the Number positive”: Addressing youth needs that gangs fulfil
24 Aug 2016 | by Charity Monareng | GIZ South Africa

Gangsterism in South Africa has become a social problem. With more young people drawn to gangs, it is important to shift from a punitive approach to a more lenient approach based on understanding and addressing the needs of young people in gang ridden communities.

"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 ensure Walmer Township to be a 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 ensure Walmer Township to be a 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.

What to look for in South Africa’s troubling crime statistics
01 Sep 2016 | by Anine Kriegler
“Making the Number positive”: Addressing youth needs that gangs fulfil
24 Aug 2016 | by Charity Monareng
"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

Resources

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Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) - Policy/Legislation

  • Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs | 01 Apr 2016

Xenowatch - Monitoring xenophobic violence in South Africa - Link

  • African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) & iAfrikan | 10 Aug 2016

Provincial Safety Strategy Eastern Cape Province - Policy/Legislation

  • Department of Safety and Liaison | 18 Jan 2016

Inner City Safer Parks And Open Spaces Strategic Framework: The End Street North Park Upgrade Pilot - Project resources

  • Johannesburg City Parks and ZooCity of JohannesburgJohannesburg Development AgencyGIZ South Africa | Gauteng

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