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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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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

The Seven Passes Initiative

The Seven Passes Initiative

The Seven Passes Initiative | Western Cape

Youth in the Hoekwil/Touwsranten farming district near George in the southern Cape spurred farmers, businesspeople and community members to establish… Read more

The Seven Passes Initiative

The Seven Passes Initiative | Western Cape

Youth in the Hoekwil/Touwsranten farming district near George in the southern Cape spurred farmers, businesspeople and community members to establish… 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

Sinovuyo Caring Families Programme

Sinovuyo Caring Families Programme

Clowns Without Borders South Africa | Western Cape

The Sinovuyo Caring Families Programme is a culturally-relevant, evidence-informed, and low-cost intervention for parents of 2- to 9-year-olds to reduce… Read more

Sinovuyo Caring Families Programme

Clowns Without Borders South Africa | Western Cape

The Sinovuyo Caring Families Programme is a culturally-relevant, evidence-informed, and low-cost intervention for parents of 2- to 9-year-olds to reduce… Read more

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 Schools Programme

Safe Schools Programme

Western Cape Education Department (WCED) | Western Cape

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED)'s Safe Schools Programme works with schools to ensure safe school environments needed for… Read more

Safe Schools Programme

Western Cape Education Department (WCED) | Western Cape

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED)'s Safe Schools Programme works with schools to ensure safe school environments needed for… 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

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… Read more

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… 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

Parenting for Lifelong Health

Parenting for Lifelong Health

Other / Joint initiatives | Eastern Cape, Western Cape

Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) is an initiative focused on the development and testing of affordable parenting programmes to prevent… Read more

Parenting for Lifelong Health

Other / Joint initiatives | Eastern Cape, Western Cape

Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) is an initiative focused on the development and testing of affordable parenting programmes to prevent… Read more

One Man Can (OMC) Campaign

One Man Can (OMC) Campaign

Sonke Gender Justice | National (all SA), Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Western Cape

The One Man Can (OMC) Campaign encourages men to become actively involved in advocating for gender equality, preventing gender-based violence… Read more

One Man Can (OMC) Campaign

Sonke Gender Justice | National (all SA), Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Western Cape

The One Man Can (OMC) Campaign encourages men to become actively involved in advocating for gender equality, preventing gender-based violence… Read more

ONE Community

ONE Community

The Safety Lab | Western Cape

ONE Community uses under-utilized public facilities, demonstrating the value of the site, to create safe spaces for the youth. It… Read more

ONE Community

The Safety Lab | Western Cape

ONE Community uses under-utilized public facilities, demonstrating the value of the site, to create safe spaces for the youth. It… Read more