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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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A Safer South Africa for Women and Children
A Safer South Africa for Women and Children
UNFPA South Africa, Save the Children South Africa | National (all SA), Eastern Cape, Free State

The programme strengthened violence prevention mechanisms, and created a protective environment for women, girls and boys. The aim was to…

Building safer communities through youth-led radio initiatives in South Africa
Building safer communities through youth-led radio initiatives in South Africa
Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF), Gun Free South Africa | National (all SA)

'Building safer communities through youth-led radio initiatives in South Africa' is a project of the Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF) run…

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…

Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention (VCP) Programme
Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention (VCP) Programme
GIZ South Africa | National (all SA), Eastern Cape, Gauteng

The VCP programme is a joint initiative by the South African and German governments that promotes a systemic approach towards…

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…

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…

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
Agape Youth Movement, 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…

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.…

Play Handball – Empowering Girls
Play Handball – Empowering Girls
Play Handball ZA | National (all SA), Western Cape

PLAY HANDBALL promotes handball as a new game in South Africa to empower the youth, especially girls, and create an…

Soul Buddyz - Alcohol Free Initiative
Soul Buddyz - Alcohol Free Initiative
Soul City Institute | National (all SA)

The Soul Buddyz Alcohol Free Initiative is led by the Soul City Institute, through their children’s clubs located in schools…

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…

Urban Safety Reference Group
Urban Safety Reference Group
South African Cities Network | National (all SA)

The Urban Safety Reference Group was established to serve as a platform for peer-to-peer learning and knowledge sharing amongst practitioners…