Localising the New Urban Agenda
The New Urban Agenda is a global commitment to sustainable urban development at all levels, based on a shared vision of cities for all
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The Police Leadership Campaign
Good leaders have the potential to hugely improve the safety of those in South Africa
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Global trends, nationalism and xenophobia
National migration policies are getting stricter and anti-foreigner sentiment is on the rise
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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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Religious organisations should help combat violence against the LGBTQIA+ community
12 Oct 2018 | by Hanzline R. Davids | Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM)

Religious communities in South Africa are often violent towards the LGBTQIA+ community. The forms of violence are wide-ranging. Faith communities are called to be healers and agents of justice. Therefore, listening to LGBTQIA+ people’s stories is one way to combat the stereotypes, bias and prejudice that nurtures violence.

Religious organisations should help combat violence against the LGBTQIA+ community
12 Oct 2018 | by Hanzline R. Davids | Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM)

Religious communities in South Africa are often violent towards the LGBTQIA+ community. The forms of violence are wide-ranging. Faith communities are called to be healers and agents of justice. Therefore, listening to LGBTQIA+ people’s stories is one way to combat the stereotypes, bias and prejudice that nurtures violence.

Hate Crimes in South Africa: legislation is sorely needed
08 Oct 2018 | by The Hate Crimes Working Group

Crime affects us all in South Africa. However, crimes committed against minority groups such as foreign nationals, specific religious minorities, or people with disabilities are distinct from those committed against other South Africans. Yet, South Africa does not have specific hate crimes legislation. This piece seeks to emphasise why this…

Hate Crimes in South Africa: legislation is sorely needed
08 Oct 2018 | by The Hate Crimes Working Group

Crime affects us all in South Africa. However, crimes committed against minority groups such as foreign nationals, specific religious minorities, or people with disabilities are distinct from those committed against other South Africans. Yet, South Africa does not have specific hate crimes legislation. This piece seeks to emphasise why this…

The challenges of survey research in high crime communities
05 Oct 2018 | by Ncedo Mngqibisa | Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI)

Fieldwork is not an easy practice but conducting it in high crime communities is a daunting task. This piece discusses the challenges faced during a longitudinal survey attempt that took place in Gugulethu; and how researchers attempted to handle these challenges.

The challenges of survey research in high crime communities
05 Oct 2018 | by Ncedo Mngqibisa | Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI)

Fieldwork is not an easy practice but conducting it in high crime communities is a daunting task. This piece discusses the challenges faced during a longitudinal survey attempt that took place in Gugulethu; and how researchers attempted to handle these challenges.

Alex youth take on gun violence
04 Oct 2018 | by Sara Chitambo | Gun Free South Africa

Several youth from Alexandra township, who work as part of the Alex FM youth reporters network in partnership with Gun Free South Africa and the Children’s Radio Foundation, decided that this year’s youth day commemoration on June 16th would be dedicated to making their community a safer place by organising…

Alex youth take on gun violence
04 Oct 2018 | by Sara Chitambo | Gun Free South Africa

Several youth from Alexandra township, who work as part of the Alex FM youth reporters network in partnership with Gun Free South Africa and the Children’s Radio Foundation, decided that this year’s youth day commemoration on June 16th would be dedicated to making their community a safer place by organising…

Religious organisations should help combat violence against the LGBTQIA+ community
12 Oct 2018 | by Hanzline R. Davids | Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM)
Hate Crimes in South Africa: legislation is sorely needed
08 Oct 2018 | by The Hate Crimes Working Group
The challenges of survey research in high crime communities
Alex youth take on gun violence
04 Oct 2018 | by Sara Chitambo | Gun Free South Africa

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Community of Practitioners

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

Dr Heidi Sauls

  • Western Cape Government Department of Social Development

Mr Lieketso Mofokeng

  • GIZ South Africa

Ms Ninky Shuenyane

  • DaVinci Institute of Higher Education

Mr Jabulani Msibi

  • South African Police Service
ALPS Resilience

ALPS Resilience

  • International, National (all SA), Gauteng, Western Cape
#UniteBehind

#UniteBehind

  • Western Cape
Networking HIV & AIDS Community of Southern Africa (NACOSA)

Networking HIV & AIDS Community of Southern Africa (NACOSA)

  • National (all SA), Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape