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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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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Safety and Peace through Urban Upgrading
Safety and Peace through Urban Upgrading
Mandela Bay Development Agency | Eastern Cape

The Mandela Bay Development Agency is working with the community of Helenvale in Port Elizabeth to address the socio-economic causes…

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…

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…

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…

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…