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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

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

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

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… Read more

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… 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

Sedibeng Community Safety Forum

Sedibeng Community Safety Forum

Sedibeng District Municipality | Gauteng

The Sedibeng Community Safety Forum synchronises community safety initiatives and promotes development of communities by ensuring safer environments and access… Read more

Sedibeng Community Safety Forum

Sedibeng District Municipality | Gauteng

The Sedibeng Community Safety Forum synchronises community safety initiatives and promotes development of communities by ensuring safer environments and access… Read more

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

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

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

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

Youth Crime Prevention Desks

Youth Crime Prevention Desks

Gauteng Department of Community Safety | Gauteng

The Gauteng Youth Crime Prevention Desks are volunteer-based structures based at police stations within the province. The desks encourage and… Read more

Youth Crime Prevention Desks

Gauteng Department of Community Safety | Gauteng

The Gauteng Youth Crime Prevention Desks are volunteer-based structures based at police stations within the province. The desks encourage and… Read more

Youth for Safer Communities

Youth for Safer Communities

Masifunde Learner Development | Eastern Cape

A youth activation project that enables youth to contribute towards making their communities safer. The project views youth as change… Read more

Youth for Safer Communities

Masifunde Learner Development | Eastern Cape

A youth activation project that enables youth to contribute towards making their communities safer. The project views youth as change… Read more