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Discover existing projects and initiatives that are promoting safer communities across South Africa. Get inspired by their actions on the ground. Learn from their approaches and experiences. Connect and start networking with the people behind the projects. As a member, you can showcase and advocate for your own projects.

“Many who live with violence day in and day out assume that it is an intrinsic part of the human condition. But this is not so. Violence can be prevented. Violent cultures can be turned around. In my own country and around the world, we have shining examples of how violence has been countered. Governments, communities and individuals can make a difference.”
Nelson Mandela

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The Sozo Educentre Programme
The Sozo Educentre Programme
The Sozo Foundation, Butterfly Art Project | Western Cape

The Sozo Educentre provides afterschool support in education and other areas, in a safe and healthy environment.

Socially activated spaces in informal settlements
Socially activated spaces in informal settlements
Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU NPC) | Western Cape

The Emthonjeni project forms part of VPUU’s greater mission to upgrade public spaces in informal settlements to reduce violence and…

Addressing Sexual Violence against young girls in Schools in South Africa
Addressing Sexual Violence against young girls in Schools in South Africa
Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention | Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, Western Cape

The Sexual Violence against young girls in Schools in South Africa (SeViSSA) project is a five year project that aims to reduce…

Surf therapy for communities affected by violence
Surf therapy for communities affected by violence
Waves for Change (W4C) | Eastern Cape, Western Cape

W4C helps young people from volatile backgrounds develop skills to regulate their behaviour, build healing relationships and make positive life-choices by…

Sidlala Sidlamkile Sifunda Banzi Ngobom
Sidlala Sidlamkile Sifunda Banzi Ngobom
Inkwenkwezi Youth Development Sporting Foundation | Eastern Cape

The programme is targeting adolescents between the ages 10 - 19. It is an in school and out of school…

Birds and the Bees peer-education programme: challenging harmful norms around sexual violence
Birds and the Bees peer-education programme: challenging harmful norms around sexual violence
Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust | Western Cape

The Birds and the Bees is a peer education programme we have been implementing for a number of years in…

Safe and inclusive parks in the Johannesburg inner-city
Safe and inclusive parks in the Johannesburg inner-city
Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo, City of Johannesburg, Johannesburg Development Agency, GIZ South Africa | Gauteng

The End Street North Park upgrade pilot project demonstrates an integrated stakeholder approach to public space design and management. It…

INGWE Youth Development Programme
INGWE Youth Development Programme
GIZ South Africa | KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga

The INGWE Youth Development Programme focuses on youth leadership development in order to empower young people aged 18-25 years in…

Parenting for Lifelong Health
Parenting for Lifelong Health
Other / Joint initiatives | Eastern Cape, Western Cape

Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) is an initiative focused on the development and testing of affordable parenting programmes to prevent…

National School Safety Framework (NSSF)
National School Safety Framework (NSSF)
Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention | National (all SA)

The National School Safety Framework (NSSF) is designed to provide a comprehensive document that can guide the Department of Basic…

Umhlali - Building safer communities through youth resilience
Umhlali - Building safer communities through youth resilience
Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention, Masifunde Learner Development | Eastern Cape

The Umhlali project seeks to enhance evidence-based youth resilience against crime and offending behaviour through early prevention interventions that include,…

Designed to Move SA
Designed to Move SA
GIZ South Africa, Nike SA | Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng

The Designed to Move program aims to enhance sport and physical activity among school children in selected communities in South…