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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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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…