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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 Shebeens
Safe Shebeens
Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation | Western Cape

"Safe Shebeens" is an action research project in Sweet Home Farm, Philippi, which uses innovative methods to intervene against violence…

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…

Akonaho VEP Domestic Violence Awareness Campaigns
Akonaho VEP Domestic Violence Awareness Campaigns
Akonaho Victim Empowerment Programme | Limpopo

The Akonaho VEP Domestic Violence Awareness Campaigns aim to raise awareness about domestic violence with the intention of prevention as…

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…

Rites of Passage Programme
Rites of Passage Programme
Usiko Stellenbosch | Western Cape

The Rites of Passage Programme provides support, guidance and rites of passage rituals that help young people who have experienced, or…

Blikkiesdorp Community Outreach Project
Blikkiesdorp Community Outreach Project
HOPE Cape Town | Western Cape

Blikkiesdorp is a temporary relocation area near Cape Town, approximately 50km outside of the city, and is “home” to more…

Stop Gender Violence Campaign
Stop Gender Violence Campaign
MOSAIC Training, Service & Healing Centre for Women | National (all SA)

The Stop Gender Violence Campaign is a national coalition of civil society organisations working together to end gender-based violence (GBV).…

ONE Community
ONE Community
The Safety Lab | Western Cape

ONE Community uses under-utilized public facilities, demonstrating the value of the site, to create safe spaces for the youth. It…

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…

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…

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…