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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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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…

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…

Peace Committee Model
Peace Committee Model
| Free State, Western Cape

The Peace Committee Model is a specific and tested model for the resolution of disputes within communities through the establishment…

Men's Mentoring Project
Community Action towards a Safer Environment (CASE) | Western Cape

The Men’s Mentoring Project looks at men’s issues and their impact on community, violence and family breakdown. The core objective…

One Man Can (OMC) Campaign
One Man Can (OMC) Campaign
Sonke Gender Justice | National (all SA), Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Western Cape

The One Man Can (OMC) Campaign encourages men to become actively involved in advocating for gender equality, preventing gender-based violence…

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…

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,…

Consciousness Raising Programme
Consciousness Raising Programme
Project Empower | KwaZulu-Natal

The Consciousness Raising Programme empowers women from disadvantaged communities in KwaZulu-Natal to develop their own solutions to the problems they…

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…

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…

Family Preservation Project
Family Preservation Project
Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention | Western Cape

Strengthening the family unit and, in particular, providing support to young parents, have made a real difference in two Cape…