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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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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…

Rites of Passage Programme
Rites of Passage Programme
Usiko Stellenbosch | Western Cape

The Rites of Passage Programme provides support, guidance and rites of passage rituals that help young people who have experienced, or…

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…

AMANDLA Safe-Hub Campaign
AMANDLA Safe-Hub Campaign
AMANDLA EduFootball | Gauteng, Western Cape

A Safe-Hub is a physically and emotionally safe space where young people access services, opportunities and support from strong role…

#EKSÊ! My Voice, My Safety
#EKSÊ! My Voice, My Safety
Gauteng Department of Community Safety | Gauteng

#EKSÊ! My Voice, My Safety aims to explore the potential of new and traditional media in enabling young people to…

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…

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…

Mapping and Spatial Design for Community Crime Prevention
Mapping and Spatial Design for Community Crime Prevention
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) | National (all SA)

Community-based participatory mapping has been used by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and partners to identify and…

Breaking Down Walls
Breaking Down Walls
Durban University of Technology | KwaZulu-Natal

This project advocates the removal of high walls and a takes a critical look at conventional suburban safety measures as…