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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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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…

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…

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…

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…

#EKSÊ! My Voice, My Safety
#EKSÊ! My Voice, My Safety
Gauteng Department of Community Safety | Gauteng

#EKSÊ! My Voice, My Safety aims to explore the potential of new and traditional media in enabling young people to…

A Safer South Africa for Women and Children
A Safer South Africa for Women and Children
UNFPA South Africa, Save the Children South Africa | National (all SA), Eastern Cape, Free State

The programme strengthened violence prevention mechanisms, and created a protective environment for women, girls and boys. The aim was to…

Youth Development through Football (YDF)
Youth Development through Football (YDF)
GIZ South Africa | International, National (all SA)

The Youth Development through Football (YDF) programme used football to promote youth development, particularly that of disadvantaged girls and boys,…

CWP Social-Health-Education Initiative
CWP Social-Health-Education Initiative
Seriti Institute, GIZ South Africa | Gauteng

The Seriti CWP Social-Health-Education Initiative aims to increase the level, diversity and quality of social, health and education sector anchor…

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…