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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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National Youth Resilience Initiative
National Youth Resilience Initiative
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…

SPRINT: Up-scaling Area-Based Violence Prevention Interventions
SPRINT: Up-scaling Area-Based Violence Prevention Interventions
GIZ South Africa, Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU NPC), Isandla Institute | National (all SA)

The Safer Places: Resilient Institutions and Neighbourhoods Together (SPRINT) Project was conceptualised in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is an…

ONE Community
ONE Community
The Safety Lab | Western Cape

ONE Community uses under-utilized public facilities, demonstrating the value of the site, to create safe spaces for the youth. It…

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…

Police Leadership Campaign
Police Leadership Campaign
Institute for Security Studies | National (all SA)

The Police Leadership Campaign is a campaign which has been jointly initiated by the Institute for Security Studies and Corruption…

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…

SHINE Victim Prevention Programme
SHINE Victim Prevention Programme
Khulisa Social Solutions | National (all SA)

SHINE Victim Prevention Programme through post trauma intervention promotes resilience and confidence building among women and teenage girls who experienced…

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…

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)

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

Community Prosecution
Community Prosecution
National Prosecuting Authority | National (all SA)

The Community Prosecution Project was a pilot project run by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in nine sites around South…