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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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Bom Combat - School Intervention
Bom Combat - School Intervention
Bom Combat | Western Cape

In search of alternative intervention methods, martial arts-based programmes have been proposed to carry the potential for violence prevention in…

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…

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…

After-School Game Changer Programme
After-School Game Changer Programme
Western Cape Government After School Game Changer, Western Cape Department of Community Safety | Western Cape

The After School Game Changer is an after-school programme and one of the Western Cape Government’s seven game changer…

Addressing Sexual Violence against young girls in Schools in South Africa
Addressing Sexual Violence against young girls in Schools in South Africa
Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention | Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, Western Cape

The Sexual Violence against young girls in Schools in South Africa (SeViSSA) project is a five year project that aims to reduce…

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…

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…

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,…

#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…

A Safer South Africa for Women and Children
A Safer South Africa for Women and Children
UNFPA South Africa, Save the Children South Africa | National (all SA), Eastern Cape, Free State

The programme strengthened violence prevention mechanisms, and created a protective environment for women, girls and boys. The aim was to…

CWP Social-Health-Education Initiative
CWP Social-Health-Education Initiative
Seriti Institute, GIZ South Africa | Gauteng

The Seriti CWP Social-Health-Education Initiative aims to increase the level, diversity and quality of social, health and education sector anchor…