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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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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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Promoting Nonviolence in Schools

Promoting Nonviolence in Schools

International Center of Nonviolence (ICON) | KwaZulu-Natal

The International Centre of Nonviolence works with learners and staff at schools in KwaZulu-Natal to contribute to the creation of… Read more

Promoting Nonviolence in Schools

International Center of Nonviolence (ICON) | KwaZulu-Natal

The International Centre of Nonviolence works with learners and staff at schools in KwaZulu-Natal to contribute to the creation of… Read more

Community Prosecution

Community Prosecution

National Prosecuting Authority | National (all SA)

The Community Prosecution Project was a pilot project run by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in nine sites around South… Read more

Community Prosecution

National Prosecuting Authority | National (all SA)

The Community Prosecution Project was a pilot project run by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in nine sites around South… 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

Chrysalis Youth Empowerment Training

Chrysalis Youth Empowerment Training

Chrysalis Academy | Western Cape

Chrysalis Academy is a youth and leadership organisation in Tokai, Cape Town. Established in 2000 in response to crime and… Read more

Chrysalis Youth Empowerment Training

Chrysalis Academy | Western Cape

Chrysalis Academy is a youth and leadership organisation in Tokai, Cape Town. Established in 2000 in response to crime and… Read more

Gun Free Zones in Schools

Gun Free Zones in Schools

Gun Free South Africa | Gauteng, Limpopo, Western Cape

Gun free zones create spaces in which people feel safe from violence and help to shift people’s attitudes, challenging the… Read more

Gun Free Zones in Schools

Gun Free South Africa | Gauteng, Limpopo, Western Cape

Gun free zones create spaces in which people feel safe from violence and help to shift people’s attitudes, challenging the… Read more

Ophelp

Ophelp

Straatwerk | Western Cape

A public-private partnership in which property owners in the central city pay a levy on their property rates to fund… Read more

Ophelp

Straatwerk | Western Cape

A public-private partnership in which property owners in the central city pay a levy on their property rates to fund… Read more

Breaking Down Walls

Breaking Down Walls

Durban University of Technology | KwaZulu-Natal

This project advocates the removal of high walls and a takes a critical look at conventional suburban safety measures as… Read more

Breaking Down Walls

Durban University of Technology | KwaZulu-Natal

This project advocates the removal of high walls and a takes a critical look at conventional suburban safety measures as… Read more

Sedibeng Community Safety Forum

Sedibeng Community Safety Forum

Sedibeng District Municipality | Gauteng

The Sedibeng Community Safety Forum synchronises community safety initiatives and promotes development of communities by ensuring safer environments and access… Read more

Sedibeng Community Safety Forum

Sedibeng District Municipality | Gauteng

The Sedibeng Community Safety Forum synchronises community safety initiatives and promotes development of communities by ensuring safer environments and access… Read more

Family Preservation Project

Family Preservation Project

Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention | Western Cape

Strengthening the family unit and, in particular, providing support to young parents, have made a real difference in two Cape… Read more

Family Preservation Project

Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention | Western Cape

Strengthening the family unit and, in particular, providing support to young parents, have made a real difference in two Cape… Read more