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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…

Safe Ride: Preventing Gender-Based Violence in Taxis
Safe Ride: Preventing Gender-Based Violence in Taxis
Sonke Gender Justice | Gauteng, Western Cape

The Safe Ride campaign’s objective is to engage the South African taxi industry (taxi associations, drivers, owners, queue marshals) and…

Neighbourhood Watch Accreditation and Support Programme
Neighbourhood Watch Accreditation and Support Programme
Western Cape Department of Community Safety | Western Cape

The Neighbourhood Watch Accreditation and Support Programme is an initiative of the Western Cape Department of Community Safety and is…

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…

Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP)
Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP)
Western Cape Department of Community Safety | Western Cape

The Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP) is a holiday programme for youth across the Western Cape, particularly youth residing…

Bom Combat - School Intervention
Bom Combat - School Intervention
Bom Combat | Western Cape

In search of alternative intervention methods, martial arts-based programmes have been proposed to carry the potential for violence prevention in…

Men's Mentoring Project
Community Action towards a Safer Environment (CASE) | Western Cape

The Men’s Mentoring Project looks at men’s issues and their impact on community, violence and family breakdown. The core objective…

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…

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…

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…