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“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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The National Youth Resilience Initiative - Promoting the psychosocial well-being and resilience of young people in South Africa in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
The National Youth Resilience Initiative - Promoting the psychosocial well-being and resilience of young people in South Africa in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
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…

Teampact
Teampact
Waves for Change (W4C) | International, National (all SA), Western Cape

Teampact is an attendance tracking platform, consisting of a mobile app and back-end dashboard, designed to work in even the…

A critical assessment of the future police concept in development of the South African Police Service
A critical assessment of the future police concept in development of the South African Police Service
African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum | National (all SA)

Development of modern technology methods to prevent crime and improve the police is fundamental, but officer safety is the primary…

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…

Career Development Programme
Career Development Programme
Afrika Tikkun | Gauteng, Western Cape

Afrika Tikkun's Career Development Programme provides career guidance, job readiness training, job placement and bursaries for further learning. This is…

Makukhanye Art Room Initiative
Makukhanye Art Room Initiative
Makukhanye Art Room | Western Cape

Makukhanye (''Let be the light'') Art Room, is an award winning Shack Theatre that is based in Khayelitsha, one of…

Blikkiesdorp Community Outreach Project
Blikkiesdorp Community Outreach Project
HOPE Cape Town | Western Cape

Blikkiesdorp is a temporary relocation area near Cape Town, approximately 50km outside of the city, and is “home” to 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…

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…

INGWE Youth Development Programme
INGWE Youth Development Programme
GIZ South Africa | KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga

The INGWE Youth Development Programme focuses on youth leadership development in order to empower young people aged 18-25 years in…