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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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The National Youth Resilience Initiative - Promoting the psychosocial well-being and resilience of young people in South Africa in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
The National Youth Resilience Initiative - Promoting the psychosocial well-being and resilience of young people in South Africa in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…