Information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic
Read the SaferSpaces Gazette 2020/21
COVID-19 has largely impacted citizens particularly on GBV and crimes against children, including the vulnerable members of our society. The SaferSpaces Gazette encompasses the content of the portal and highlights some of the research and interventions implemented over the past year.
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A Guide to Designing Integrated Violence Prevention Interventions
The Guide aims to provide practical experiences and guidance for people working in area-based interventions
Learn how >
Fear and policing in the time of Covid-19
There is a menu of compliance strategies and tactics against Covid-19 from which to choose, and indeed there are no easy choices.
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Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign
The Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign is a Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust advocacy project, which was started to hold government accountable to its promise to roll out sexual offences courts across the country to provide a victim-centred criminal justice system.
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By 2030, people in South Africa feel & are safe; and play a role in creating safe environments.
White Paper on Safety and Security (2016)
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Catch Up on Latest Articles

Onboarding & Launch of the Youth Ambassador Network
20 Apr 2021 | by Dambisa Dube
Onboarding & Launch of the Youth Ambassador Network
The high costs of power: how masculinity is harming the mental health of men
16 Apr 2021 | by Edward Keenan Jacobs | Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI)
The high costs of power: how masculinity is harming the mental health of men
Busting South Africa’s xenophobic myths starts at grassroots
14 Apr 2021 | by Godfrey Mulaudzi | Institute for Security Studies, Lizette Lancaster | Institute for Security Studies, Gabriel Hertis | African Diaspora Forum
Busting South Africa’s xenophobic myths starts at grassroots

Discover Prevention Projects

SPRINT: Up-scaling Area-Based Violence Prevention Intervention to respond to challenges exacerbated by Covid-19 pandemic
GIZ South Africa, Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU NPC), Isandla Institute | National (all SA)

The Safer Places: Resilient Institutions and Neighbourhoods Together (SPRINT) Project was conceptualised in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is an…

Teampact
Waves for Change (W4C) | International, National (all SA), Western Cape

Teampact is an attendance tracking platform, consisting of a mobile app and back-end dashboard, designed to work in even the…

A critical assessment of the future police concept in development of the South African Police Service
African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum | National (all SA)

Development of modern technology methods to prevent crime and improve the police is fundamental, but officer safety is the primary…


Resources

SaferSpaces Gazette 2020/21 - Advocacy
Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI), Civilian Secretariat for Police Service, GIZ South Africa | 30 Mar 2021

Meet the Community

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

Mr Bertus Preller
Maurice Phillips Wisenberg Attorneys
Bradley Bailey
Kind Heart Bench Project /Perfect Fit 360 / NGO Assist Trust
Mothupi Mafologela
Civilian Secretariat for Police Service
Mr Edward Keenan Jacobs
Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI)