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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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Xenowatch
Xenowatch
African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) | National (all SA)

Xenowatch is an open source platform created by the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) at the University of…

Safe Ride: Preventing Gender-Based Violence in Taxis
Safe Ride: Preventing Gender-Based Violence in Taxis
Sonke Gender Justice | Gauteng, Western Cape

The Safe Ride campaign’s objective is to engage the South African taxi industry (taxi associations, drivers, owners, queue marshals) and…

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…

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…

Safe and inclusive parks in the Johannesburg inner-city
Safe and inclusive parks in the Johannesburg inner-city
Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo, City of Johannesburg, Johannesburg Development Agency, GIZ South Africa | Gauteng

The End Street North Park upgrade pilot project demonstrates an integrated stakeholder approach to public space design and management. It…

Mainstreaming Urban Safety and Inclusion in South Africa
Mainstreaming Urban Safety and Inclusion in South Africa
African Centre for Cities | Western Cape

The project aims to do a systematic analysis of the impact of informal settlement upgrading on the quality of life…

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…

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…