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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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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

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

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

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

AMANDLA Safe-Hub Campaign

AMANDLA Safe-Hub Campaign

AMANDLA EduFootball | Gauteng, Western Cape

A Safe-Hub is a physically and emotionally safe space where young people access services, opportunities and support from strong role… Read more

AMANDLA Safe-Hub Campaign

AMANDLA EduFootball | Gauteng, Western Cape

A Safe-Hub is a physically and emotionally safe space where young people access services, opportunities and support from strong role… Read more

#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… Read more

#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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Mainstreaming Urban Safety and Inclusion in South Africa

Mainstreaming Urban Safety and Inclusion in South Africa

African Centre for Cities | Western Cape

The project aims to do a systematic analysis of the impact of informal settlement upgrading on the quality of life… Read more

Mainstreaming Urban Safety and Inclusion in South Africa

African Centre for Cities | Western Cape

The project aims to do a systematic analysis of the impact of informal settlement upgrading on the quality of life… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more