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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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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…

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…

Safe Taxis Now
Safe Taxis Now
Soul City Institute, One in Nine Campaign | National (all SA), Gauteng

The Safe Taxis Now campaign was developed in response to a number of high profile rape cases which were perpetrated…

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…

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…

Building safer communities through youth-led radio initiatives in South Africa
Building safer communities through youth-led radio initiatives in South Africa
Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF), Gun Free South Africa | National (all SA)

'Building safer communities through youth-led radio initiatives in South Africa' is a project of the Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF) run…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

Sidlala Sidlamkile Sifunda Banzi Ngobom
Sidlala Sidlamkile Sifunda Banzi Ngobom
Inkwenkwezi Youth Development Sporting Foundation | Eastern Cape

The programme is targeting adolescents between the ages 10 - 19. It is an in school and out of school…