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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

MeMeZa Community Alarm System
MeMeZa Community Alarm System
MeMeZa Community Safety, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) | National (all SA)

The MeMeZa Community Alarm System initiative contributes towards the prevention and reduction of crime and violence in impoverished, high crime…

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…

Sidlala Sidlamkile Sifunda Banzi Ngobom
Sidlala Sidlamkile Sifunda Banzi Ngobom
Inkwenkwezi Youth Development Sporting Foundation | Eastern Cape

The programme is targeting adolescents between the ages 10 - 19. It is an in school and out of school…

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,…

Cape Flats Soccer Development
Cape Flats Soccer Development
Arise Community Development Projects |

Cape Flats Soccer Development is an independent soccer coaching service providing structure aimed at creating a social drug free environment…

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…