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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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Cape Flats Soccer Development
Cape Flats Soccer Development
Arise Community Development Projects |

Cape Flats Soccer Development is an independent soccer coaching service providing structure aimed at creating a social drug free environment…

Play Handball – Empowering Girls
Play Handball – Empowering Girls
Play Handball ZA | National (all SA), Western Cape

PLAY HANDBALL promotes handball as a new game in South Africa to empower the youth, especially girls, and create an…

#EKSÊ! My Voice, My Safety
#EKSÊ! My Voice, My Safety
Gauteng Department of Community Safety | Gauteng

#EKSÊ! My Voice, My Safety aims to explore the potential of new and traditional media in enabling young people to…

Zero Tolerance Village Alliance
Zero Tolerance Village Alliance
Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme | Limpopo

The Zero Tolerance Village Alliance focuses on sexual and gender-based violence, child abuse and HIV/AIDS-based stigma. It is based on…

Consciousness Raising Programme
Consciousness Raising Programme
Project Empower | KwaZulu-Natal

The Consciousness Raising Programme empowers women from disadvantaged communities in KwaZulu-Natal to develop their own solutions to the problems they…

A Safer South Africa for Women and Children
A Safer South Africa for Women and Children
UNFPA South Africa, Save the Children South Africa | National (all SA), Eastern Cape, Free State

The programme strengthened violence prevention mechanisms, and created a protective environment for women, girls and boys. The aim was to…

Youth Development through Football (YDF)
Youth Development through Football (YDF)
GIZ South Africa | International, National (all SA)

The Youth Development through Football (YDF) programme used football to promote youth development, particularly that of disadvantaged girls and boys,…

CWP Social-Health-Education Initiative
CWP Social-Health-Education Initiative
Seriti Institute, GIZ South Africa | Gauteng

The Seriti CWP Social-Health-Education Initiative aims to increase the level, diversity and quality of social, health and education sector anchor…

Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention (VCP) Programme
Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention (VCP) Programme
GIZ South Africa | National (all SA), Eastern Cape, Gauteng

The VCP programme is a joint initiative by the South African and German governments that promotes a systemic approach towards…

The Seven Passes Initiative
The Seven Passes Initiative
The Seven Passes Initiative | Western Cape

Youth in the Hoekwil/Touwsranten farming district near George in the southern Cape spurred farmers, businesspeople and community members to establish…

Youth Crime Prevention Desks
Youth Crime Prevention Desks
Gauteng Department of Community Safety | Gauteng

The Gauteng Youth Crime Prevention Desks are volunteer-based structures based at police stations within the province. The desks encourage and…

Safety and Peace through Urban Upgrading
Safety and Peace through Urban Upgrading
Mandela Bay Development Agency | Eastern Cape

The Mandela Bay Development Agency is working with the community of Helenvale in Port Elizabeth to address the socio-economic causes…