Be Inspired

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

Be Inspired

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…

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…

Sidlala Sidlamkile Sifunda Banzi Ngobom
Sidlala Sidlamkile Sifunda Banzi Ngobom
Inkwenkwezi Youth Development Sporting Foundation | Eastern Cape

The programme is targeting adolescents between the ages 10 - 19. It is an in school and out of school…

Parenting for Lifelong Health
Parenting for Lifelong Health
Other / Joint initiatives | Eastern Cape, Western Cape

Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) is an initiative focused on the development and testing of affordable parenting programmes to prevent…

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,…

Designed to Move SA
Designed to Move SA
GIZ South Africa, Nike SA | Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng

The Designed to Move program aims to enhance sport and physical activity among school children in selected communities in South…

Building municipal skills for community safety planning
Building municipal skills for community safety planning
Other / Joint initiatives | Eastern Cape, Gauteng

The Building Municipal Skills for Community Safety Project was initiated in 2014 by the GIZ Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention…

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…

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…

Youth for Safer Communities
Youth for Safer Communities
Masifunde Learner Development | Eastern Cape

A youth activation project that enables youth to contribute towards making their communities safer. The project views youth as change…

Safety and Peace through Urban Upgrading
Safety and Peace through Urban Upgrading
Mandela Bay Development Agency | Eastern Cape

The Mandela Bay Development Agency is working with the community of Helenvale in Port Elizabeth to address the socio-economic causes…