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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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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

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

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… Read more

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… 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

Umhlali - Building safer communities through youth resilience

Umhlali - Building safer communities through youth resilience

Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention | Masifunde Learner Development | Eastern Cape

The Umhlali project seeks to enhance evidence-based youth resilience against crime and offending behaviour through early prevention interventions that include,… Read more

Umhlali - Building safer communities through youth resilience

Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention | Masifunde Learner Development | Eastern Cape

The Umhlali project seeks to enhance evidence-based youth resilience against crime and offending behaviour through early prevention interventions that include,… 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

AMANDLA Safe-Hub Campaign

AMANDLA Safe-Hub Campaign

AMANDLA EduFootball | Gauteng, Western Cape

A Safe-Hub is a physically and emotionally safe space where young people access services, opportunities and support from strong role… Read more

AMANDLA Safe-Hub Campaign

AMANDLA EduFootball | Gauteng, Western Cape

A Safe-Hub is a physically and emotionally safe space where young people access services, opportunities and support from strong role… Read more

#EKSÊ! My Voice, My Safety

#EKSÊ! My Voice, My Safety

Gauteng Department of Community Safety | Gauteng

#EKSÊ! My Voice, My Safety aims to explore the potential of new and traditional media in enabling young people to… Read more

#EKSÊ! My Voice, My Safety

Gauteng Department of Community Safety | Gauteng

#EKSÊ! My Voice, My Safety aims to explore the potential of new and traditional media in enabling young people to… 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

Urban Safety Reference Group

Urban Safety Reference Group

South African Cities Network | National (all SA)

The Urban Safety Reference Group was established to serve as a platform for peer-to-peer learning and knowledge sharing amongst practitioners… Read more

Urban Safety Reference Group

South African Cities Network | National (all SA)

The Urban Safety Reference Group was established to serve as a platform for peer-to-peer learning and knowledge sharing amongst practitioners… 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

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