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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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National Youth Resilience Initiative
National Youth Resilience Initiative
GIZ South Africa | National (all SA)

The National Youth Resilience Initiative (NYRI) was conceptualized in 2020 to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with the aim of…

Kind Heart Bench Project
Kind Heart Bench Project
| Western Cape

The aim of the project is to focus on the issues that our pupils deal with on a daily basis,…

SPRINT: Up-scaling Area-Based Violence Prevention Interventions
SPRINT: Up-scaling Area-Based Violence Prevention Interventions
GIZ South Africa, Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU NPC), Isandla Institute | National (all SA)

The Safer Places: Resilient Institutions and Neighbourhoods Together (SPRINT) Project was conceptualised in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is an…

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…

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…

Akonaho VEP Domestic Violence Awareness Campaigns
Akonaho VEP Domestic Violence Awareness Campaigns
Akonaho Victim Empowerment Programme | Limpopo

The Akonaho VEP Domestic Violence Awareness Campaigns aim to raise awareness about domestic violence with the intention of prevention as…

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…

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…

Bom Combat - School Intervention
Bom Combat - School Intervention
Bom Combat | Western Cape

In search of alternative intervention methods, martial arts-based programmes have been proposed to carry the potential for violence prevention in…

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…

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…

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…