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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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Xenowatch

Xenowatch

African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) | National (all SA)

Xenowatch is an open source platform created by the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) at the University of… Read more

Xenowatch

African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) | National (all SA)

Xenowatch is an open source platform created by the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) at the University of… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… 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

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

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

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

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

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