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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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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… Read more

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… 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

The Sozo Educentre Programme

The Sozo Educentre Programme

The Sozo Foundation | Butterfly Art Project | Western Cape

The Sozo Educentre provides afterschool support in education and other areas, in a safe and healthy environment.

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The Sozo Educentre Programme

The Sozo Foundation | Butterfly Art Project | Western Cape

The Sozo Educentre provides afterschool support in education and other areas, in a safe and healthy environment.

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The Seven Passes Initiative

The Seven Passes Initiative

The Seven Passes Initiative | Western Cape

Youth in the Hoekwil/Touwsranten farming district near George in the southern Cape spurred farmers, businesspeople and community members to establish… Read more

The Seven Passes Initiative

The Seven Passes Initiative | Western Cape

Youth in the Hoekwil/Touwsranten farming district near George in the southern Cape spurred farmers, businesspeople and community members to establish… Read more

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… Read more

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… 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

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… Read more

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… Read more

Safe Schools Programme

Safe Schools Programme

Western Cape Education Department (WCED) | Western Cape

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED)'s Safe Schools Programme works with schools to ensure safe school environments needed for… Read more

Safe Schools Programme

Western Cape Education Department (WCED) | Western Cape

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED)'s Safe Schools Programme works with schools to ensure safe school environments needed for… Read more

Promoting Nonviolence in Schools

Promoting Nonviolence in Schools

International Center of Nonviolence (ICON) | KwaZulu-Natal

The International Centre of Nonviolence works with learners and staff at schools in KwaZulu-Natal to contribute to the creation of… Read more

Promoting Nonviolence in Schools

International Center of Nonviolence (ICON) | KwaZulu-Natal

The International Centre of Nonviolence works with learners and staff at schools in KwaZulu-Natal to contribute to the creation of… Read more

Primary School, Leadership Development, and Professional Development Programme

Primary School, Leadership Development, and Professional Development Programme

PeacePlayers International - South Africa | KwaZulu-Natal

Established in 2001, PeacePlayers International (PPI) is an international non-profit organization that uses the game of basketball to unite, educate… Read more

Primary School, Leadership Development, and Professional Development Programme

PeacePlayers International - South Africa | KwaZulu-Natal

Established in 2001, PeacePlayers International (PPI) is an international non-profit organization that uses the game of basketball to unite, educate… Read more

Primary School, Leadership Development, and Professional Development Programme

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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

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… Read more

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… Read more