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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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SPRINT: Up-scaling Area-Based Violence Prevention Intervention to respond to challenges exacerbated by Covid-19 pandemic
SPRINT: Up-scaling Area-Based Violence Prevention Intervention to respond to challenges exacerbated by Covid-19 pandemic
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…

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…

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…

Walking Bus Project
Walking Bus Project
Western Cape Department of Community Safety | Western Cape

The Walking Bus Project entails parents, as well as volunteers from the broader community, walking groups of children to school…

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…

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…

Birds and the Bees peer-education programme: challenging harmful norms around sexual violence
Birds and the Bees peer-education programme: challenging harmful norms around sexual violence
Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust | Western Cape

The Birds and the Bees is a peer education programme we have been implementing for a number of years in…

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…

National School Safety Framework (NSSF)
National School Safety Framework (NSSF)
Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention | National (all SA)

The National School Safety Framework (NSSF) is designed to provide a comprehensive document that can guide the Department of Basic…

Building municipal skills for community safety planning
Building municipal skills for community safety planning
Other / Joint initiatives | Eastern Cape, Gauteng

The Building Municipal Skills for Community Safety Project was initiated in 2014 by the GIZ Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention…