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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

Hands of Honour: Creating Employment through Upcycling unwanted goods

Hands of Honour: Creating Employment through Upcycling unwanted goods

Hands of Honour | Western Cape

Hands of Honour’s Creating Employment through Upcycling initiative provides employment for marginalised men and uplifts communities in South Africa, through… Read more

Hands of Honour: Creating Employment through Upcycling unwanted goods

Hands of Honour | Western Cape

Hands of Honour’s Creating Employment through Upcycling initiative provides employment for marginalised men and uplifts communities in South Africa, through… Read more

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… Read more

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… 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

Civil Society Accessibility Toolkit for Goal 16

Civil Society Accessibility Toolkit for Goal 16

African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum | National (all SA)

The Civil Society Accessibility Toolkit for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 is designed to empower communities to actively participate… Read more

Civil Society Accessibility Toolkit for Goal 16

African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum | National (all SA)

The Civil Society Accessibility Toolkit for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 is designed to empower communities to actively participate… Read more

Building municipal skills for community safety planning

Building municipal skills for community safety planning

Other / Joint initiatives | Eastern Cape, Gauteng

The Building Municipal Skills for Community Safety Project was initiated in 2014 by the GIZ Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention… Read more

Building municipal skills for community safety planning

Other / Joint initiatives | Eastern Cape, Gauteng

The Building Municipal Skills for Community Safety Project was initiated in 2014 by the GIZ Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention… 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