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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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Safe and inclusive parks in the Johannesburg inner-city
Safe and inclusive parks in the Johannesburg inner-city
Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo, City of Johannesburg, Johannesburg Development Agency, GIZ South Africa | Gauteng

The End Street North Park upgrade pilot project demonstrates an integrated stakeholder approach to public space design and management. It…

Positive Policing Partnership
Positive Policing Partnership
Sonke Gender Justice | National (all SA)

The Positive Policing Partnership (the PPP) focuses on identifying advocacy opportunities to establish and support innovative civil society, policing and…

Police Leadership Campaign
Police Leadership Campaign
Institute for Security Studies | National (all SA)

The Police Leadership Campaign is a campaign which has been jointly initiated by the Institute for Security Studies and Corruption…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…