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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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Up-scaling Area-Based Violence Prevention Intervention to respond to challenges exacerbated by Covid-19 pandemic
Up-scaling Area-Based Violence Prevention Intervention to respond to challenges exacerbated by Covid-19 pandemic
GIZ South Africa, Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU NPC), Isandla Institute | National (all SA)

The Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention Programme (GIZ-VCP) is a partnership programme agreed to between the Governments of South Africa…

Teampact
Teampact
Waves for Change (W4C) | International, National (all SA), Western Cape

Teampact is an attendance tracking platform, consisting of a mobile app and back-end dashboard, designed to work in even the…

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…

Neighbourhood Watch Accreditation and Support Programme
Neighbourhood Watch Accreditation and Support Programme
Western Cape Department of Community Safety | Western Cape

The Neighbourhood Watch Accreditation and Support Programme is an initiative of the Western Cape Department of Community Safety and is…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…