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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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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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Mainstreaming Urban Safety and Inclusion in South Africa

Mainstreaming Urban Safety and Inclusion in South Africa

African Centre for Cities | Western Cape

The project aims to do a systematic analysis of the impact of informal settlement upgrading on the quality of life… Read more

Mainstreaming Urban Safety and Inclusion in South Africa

African Centre for Cities | Western Cape

The project aims to do a systematic analysis of the impact of informal settlement upgrading on the quality of life… Read more

Makukhanye Art Room Initiative

Makukhanye Art Room Initiative

Makukhanye Art Room | Western Cape

Makukhanye (''Let be the light'') Art Room, is an award winning Shack Theatre that is based in Khayelitsha, one of… Read more

Makukhanye Art Room Initiative

Makukhanye Art Room | Western Cape

Makukhanye (''Let be the light'') Art Room, is an award winning Shack Theatre that is based in Khayelitsha, one of… Read more

Mapping and Spatial Design for Community Crime Prevention

Mapping and Spatial Design for Community Crime Prevention

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) | National (all SA)

Community-based participatory mapping has been used by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and partners to identify and… Read more

Mapping and Spatial Design for Community Crime Prevention

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) | National (all SA)

Community-based participatory mapping has been used by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and partners to identify and… Read more

MeMeZa Community Alarm System

MeMeZa Community Alarm System

MeMeZa Community Safety | Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) | National (all SA)

The MeMeZa Community Alarm System initiative contributes towards the prevention and reduction of crime and violence in impoverished, high crime… Read more

MeMeZa Community Alarm System

MeMeZa Community Safety | Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) | National (all SA)

The MeMeZa Community Alarm System initiative contributes towards the prevention and reduction of crime and violence in impoverished, high crime… Read more

Men's Mentoring Project

Community Action towards a Safer Environment (CASE) | Western Cape

The Men’s Mentoring Project looks at men’s issues and their impact on community, violence and family breakdown. The core objective… Read more

Men's Mentoring Project

Community Action towards a Safer Environment (CASE) | Western Cape

The Men’s Mentoring Project looks at men’s issues and their impact on community, violence and family breakdown. The core objective… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Nature Hero Program

Nature Hero Program

Play Africa | Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo | Gauteng

The Nature Hero program is linked to a proudly South African book called The Big Show published by Play Africa… Read more

Nature Hero Program

Play Africa | Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo | Gauteng

The Nature Hero program is linked to a proudly South African book called The Big Show published by Play Africa… Read more

Neighbourhood Watch Accreditation and Support Programme

Neighbourhood Watch Accreditation and Support Programme

Western Cape Department of Community Safety | Western Cape

The Neighbourhood Watch Accreditation and Support Programme is an initiative of the Western Cape Department of Community Safety and is… Read more

Neighbourhood Watch Accreditation and Support Programme

Western Cape Department of Community Safety | Western Cape

The Neighbourhood Watch Accreditation and Support Programme is an initiative of the Western Cape Department of Community Safety and is… Read more

ONE Community

ONE Community

The Safety Lab | Western Cape

ONE Community uses under-utilized public facilities, demonstrating the value of the site, to create safe spaces for the youth. It… Read more

ONE Community

The Safety Lab | Western Cape

ONE Community uses under-utilized public facilities, demonstrating the value of the site, to create safe spaces for the youth. It… Read more

One Judge One Jail

One Judge One Jail

Sonke Gender Justice | National (all SA)

Regular monitoring and reporting acts as a preventative measure against human rights abuses in prisons, including ill treatment and torture.… Read more

One Judge One Jail

Sonke Gender Justice | National (all SA)

Regular monitoring and reporting acts as a preventative measure against human rights abuses in prisons, including ill treatment and torture.… Read more