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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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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

Peace Committee Model

Peace Committee Model

| Free State, Western Cape

The Peace Committee Model is a specific and tested model for the resolution of disputes within communities through the establishment… Read more

Peace Committee Model

| Free State, Western Cape

The Peace Committee Model is a specific and tested model for the resolution of disputes within communities through the establishment… 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

Walking Bus Project

Walking Bus Project

Western Cape Department of Community Safety | Western Cape

The Walking Bus Project entails parents, as well as volunteers from the broader community, walking groups of children to school… Read more

Walking Bus Project

Western Cape Department of Community Safety | Western Cape

The Walking Bus Project entails parents, as well as volunteers from the broader community, walking groups of children to school… Read more

One Man Can (OMC) Campaign

One Man Can (OMC) Campaign

Sonke Gender Justice | National (all SA), Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Western Cape

The One Man Can (OMC) Campaign encourages men to become actively involved in advocating for gender equality, preventing gender-based violence… Read more

One Man Can (OMC) Campaign

Sonke Gender Justice | National (all SA), Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Western Cape

The One Man Can (OMC) Campaign encourages men to become actively involved in advocating for gender equality, preventing gender-based violence… Read more

After-School Game Changer Programme

After-School Game Changer Programme

Western Cape Government After School Game Changer | Western Cape Department of Community Safety | Western Cape

The After School Game Changer is an after-school programme and one of the Western Cape Government’s seven game changer… Read more

After-School Game Changer Programme

Western Cape Government After School Game Changer | Western Cape Department of Community Safety | Western Cape

The After School Game Changer is an after-school programme and one of the Western Cape Government’s seven game changer… Read more

Safe-Up UCT

Safe-Up UCT

Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) | Institute for Safety Governance and Criminology (SafGo) | Western Cape

Safe-Up UCT is a smartphone app, developed and managed by the Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) at the University of… Read more

Safe-Up UCT

Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) | Institute for Safety Governance and Criminology (SafGo) | Western Cape

Safe-Up UCT is a smartphone app, developed and managed by the Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) at the University of… Read more

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.

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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.

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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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Addressing Sexual Violence against young girls in Schools in South…

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Birds and the Bees peer-education programme: challenging harmful norms around…

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… Read more