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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

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… Read more

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… 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

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… Read more

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… Read more

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

Funda Nenja, Township Dog Training Initiative

Funda Nenja, Township Dog Training Initiative

Funda Nenja, Township Dog Training Initiative | KwaZulu-Natal

The aim of Funda Nenja, Township Dog Training Initiative is to improve the quality of life of both township children… Read more

Funda Nenja, Township Dog Training Initiative

Funda Nenja, Township Dog Training Initiative | KwaZulu-Natal

The aim of Funda Nenja, Township Dog Training Initiative is to improve the quality of life of both township children… Read more

After-School Game Changer Programme

After-School Game Changer Programme

Western Cape Government After School Game Changer | Western Cape Department of Community Safety | Western Cape

The After School Game Changer is an after-school programme and one of the Western Cape Government’s seven game changer… Read more

After-School Game Changer Programme

Western Cape Government After School Game Changer | Western Cape Department of Community Safety | Western Cape

The After School Game Changer is an after-school programme and one of the Western Cape Government’s seven game changer… 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

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

Addressing Sexual Violence against young girls in Schools in South Africa

Addressing Sexual Violence against young girls in Schools in South Africa

Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention | Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, Western Cape

The Sexual Violence against young girls in Schools in South Africa (SeViSSA) project is a five year project that aims to reduce… Read more

Addressing Sexual Violence against young girls in Schools in South…

Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention | Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, Western Cape

The Sexual Violence against young girls in Schools in South Africa (SeViSSA) project is a five year project that aims to reduce… 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