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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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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… Read more

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… Read more

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

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

Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP)

Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP)

Western Cape Department of Community Safety | Western Cape

The Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP) is a holiday programme for youth across the Western Cape, particularly youth residing… Read more

Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP)

Western Cape Department of Community Safety | Western Cape

The Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP) is a holiday programme for youth across the Western Cape, particularly youth residing… 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

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

One Judge One Jail

One Judge One Jail

Sonke Gender Justice | National (all SA)

Regular monitoring and reporting acts as a preventative measure against human rights abuses in prisons, including ill treatment and torture.… Read more

One Judge One Jail

Sonke Gender Justice | National (all SA)

Regular monitoring and reporting acts as a preventative measure against human rights abuses in prisons, including ill treatment and torture.… Read more

Nature Hero Program

Nature Hero Program

Play Africa | Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo | Gauteng

The Nature Hero program is linked to a proudly South African book called The Big Show published by Play Africa… Read more

Nature Hero Program

Play Africa | Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo | Gauteng

The Nature Hero program is linked to a proudly South African book called The Big Show published by Play Africa… 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

Surf therapy for communities affected by violence

Surf therapy for communities affected by violence

Waves for Change (W4C) | Eastern Cape, Western Cape

W4C helps young people from volatile backgrounds develop skills to regulate their behaviour, build healing relationships and make positive life-choices by… Read more

Surf therapy for communities affected by violence

Waves for Change (W4C) | Eastern Cape, Western Cape

W4C helps young people from volatile backgrounds develop skills to regulate their behaviour, build healing relationships and make positive life-choices by… Read more

National School Safety Framework (NSSF)

National School Safety Framework (NSSF)

Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention | National (all SA)

The National School Safety Framework (NSSF) is designed to provide a comprehensive document that can guide the Department of Basic… Read more

National School Safety Framework (NSSF)

Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention | National (all SA)

The National School Safety Framework (NSSF) is designed to provide a comprehensive document that can guide the Department of Basic… Read more