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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… Read more

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… 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

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… 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

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

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

Zero Tolerance Village Alliance

Zero Tolerance Village Alliance

Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme | Limpopo

The Zero Tolerance Village Alliance focuses on sexual and gender-based violence, child abuse and HIV/AIDS-based stigma. It is based on… Read more

Zero Tolerance Village Alliance

Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme | Limpopo

The Zero Tolerance Village Alliance focuses on sexual and gender-based violence, child abuse and HIV/AIDS-based stigma. It is based on… 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

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

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… Read more

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… 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