Information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic
Join the consultation of the Draft Integrated Crime and Violence Prevention Strategy
The Draft Strategy is an indicator in the Medium Term Strategic Framework 2020-2025, and the outcome is set to be finalised by March 2021, contingent on consultations with various departments in the three spheres of government.
> Download it here
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.
> Read more
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.
> Read more
By 2030, people in South Africa feel & are safe; and play a role in creating safe environments.
White Paper on Safety and Security (2016)
> Access the White Paper

SaferSpaces

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Municipal Training on Community Safety Planning to Strengthen the Role of Local Government in Building Safer Communities
26 Oct 2020 | by Johanna Tyrakowski | GIZ South Africa

Local government, the closest interface between government and communities, is a key driver of quality service delivery including the promotion of community safety. The Constitution demands that services and functions that have the most developmental impact on citizens should be performed by local government.

Municipal Training on Community Safety Planning to Strengthen the Role of Local Government in Building Safer Communities
26 Oct 2020 | by Johanna Tyrakowski | GIZ South Africa

Local government, the closest interface between government and communities, is a key driver of quality service delivery including the promotion of community safety. The Constitution demands that services and functions that have the most developmental impact on citizens should be performed by local government.

Public Space and Urban Safety
20 Oct 2020 | by Siphelele Ngobese | South African Cities Network| South African Cities Network (SACN), Thomas Hellmann | GIZ South Africa| GIZ

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, South Africa has had one of the strictest lockdowns worldwide, restricting movements significantly and citizens were only allowed to leave home for essential services like shopping and doctors’ visits. Public Spaces are abandoned areas during this time. However, social inequality and the imbalance of…

Public Space and Urban Safety
20 Oct 2020 | by Siphelele Ngobese | South African Cities Network| South African Cities Network (SACN), Thomas Hellmann | GIZ South Africa| GIZ

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, South Africa has had one of the strictest lockdowns worldwide, restricting movements significantly and citizens were only allowed to leave home for essential services like shopping and doctors’ visits. Public Spaces are abandoned areas during this time. However, social inequality and the imbalance of…

The war on women and children in South Africa
15 Oct 2020 | by Kammila Naidoo

The family is the site of extremely violent incidents in South African society—particularly involving women and children. What can the state do?

The war on women and children in South Africa
15 Oct 2020 | by Kammila Naidoo

The family is the site of extremely violent incidents in South African society—particularly involving women and children. What can the state do?

Depression and domestic violence on the rise
15 Oct 2020 | by Zandile Bangani

The fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic is being felt not only in the growing number of infections but also in an increase in general anxiety and cases of gender-based violence.

Depression and domestic violence on the rise
15 Oct 2020 | by Zandile Bangani

The fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic is being felt not only in the growing number of infections but also in an increase in general anxiety and cases of gender-based violence.

Municipal Training on Community Safety Planning to Strengthen the Role of Local Government in Building Safer Communities
Public Space and Urban Safety
20 Oct 2020 | by Siphelele Ngobese | South African Cities Network| South African Cities Network (SACN), Thomas Hellmann | GIZ South Africa| GIZ
The war on women and children in South Africa
15 Oct 2020 | by Kammila Naidoo
Depression and domestic violence on the rise
15 Oct 2020 | by Zandile Bangani

Events

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Peaceful walk for 16 Days of Activism

  • UNISA to Market Square

Faith Action to end Gender-Based Violence: From Awareness to Action and Accountability

  • 03 Dec 2020 | Sonke Gender Justice, SA Council of Churches, WWSOSA, UN Women
  • Online

Resources

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Parenting during Covid-19 resources - Infographic

  • WHO, UNICEF, Parenting for Lifelong Health, Global Partnership to End Violence, CDC, and World Without Orphans | 01 Nov 2020

Draft Integrated Crime and Violence Prevention Strategy - Policy/Legislation

  • Civilian Secretariat for Police Service | 01 Jan 1970

Community of Practitioners

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

Mr Sergio Van Der Ross

  • Goals for Change

Mr Itumeleng Seloba

  • South African Police Services

Ms Nokuthula Zwane

  • Mangweni CSI
Leslie Van Rooyen

Mr Leslie Van Rooyen

  • Youth 4 Change Global
Goals for Change

Goals for Change

  • Western Cape
Silent rights

Silent rights

  • National (all SA)
Isandla Institute

Isandla Institute

  • National (all SA)
Ilitha Labantu

Ilitha Labantu

  • Western Cape