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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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… 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

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… Read more

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… 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

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

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

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Youth Development through Football (YDF)

Youth Development through Football (YDF)

GIZ South Africa | International, National (all SA)

The Youth Development through Football (YDF) programme used football to promote youth development, particularly that of disadvantaged girls and boys,… Read more

Youth Development through Football (YDF)

GIZ South Africa | International, National (all SA)

The Youth Development through Football (YDF) programme used football to promote youth development, particularly that of disadvantaged girls and boys,… Read more