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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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Zero Tolerance Village Alliance

Zero Tolerance Village Alliance

Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme | Limpopo

The Zero Tolerance Village Alliance focuses on sexual and gender-based violence, child abuse and HIV/AIDS-based stigma. It is based on… Read more

Zero Tolerance Village Alliance

Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme | Limpopo

The Zero Tolerance Village Alliance focuses on sexual and gender-based violence, child abuse and HIV/AIDS-based stigma. It is based on… Read more

Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP)

Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP)

Western Cape Department of Community Safety | Western Cape

The Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP) is a holiday programme for youth across the Western Cape, particularly youth residing… Read more

Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP)

Western Cape Department of Community Safety | Western Cape

The Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP) is a holiday programme for youth across the Western Cape, particularly youth residing… Read more

Youth for Safer Communities

Youth for Safer Communities

Masifunde Learner Development | Eastern Cape

A youth activation project that enables youth to contribute towards making their communities safer. The project views youth as change… Read more

Youth for Safer Communities

Masifunde Learner Development | Eastern Cape

A youth activation project that enables youth to contribute towards making their communities safer. The project views youth as change… Read more

Youth Development through Football (YDF)

Youth Development through Football (YDF)

GIZ South Africa | International, National (all SA)

The Youth Development through Football (YDF) programme used football to promote youth development, particularly that of disadvantaged girls and boys,… Read more

Youth Development through Football (YDF)

GIZ South Africa | International, National (all SA)

The Youth Development through Football (YDF) programme used football to promote youth development, particularly that of disadvantaged girls and boys,… Read more

Youth Crime Prevention Desks

Youth Crime Prevention Desks

Gauteng Department of Community Safety | Gauteng

The Gauteng Youth Crime Prevention Desks are volunteer-based structures based at police stations within the province. The desks encourage and… Read more

Youth Crime Prevention Desks

Gauteng Department of Community Safety | Gauteng

The Gauteng Youth Crime Prevention Desks are volunteer-based structures based at police stations within the province. The desks encourage and… Read more

We Will Speak Out Campaign

We Will Speak Out Campaign

UNFPA South Africa | National (all SA), KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape

We will speak out South Africa (WWSOSA), is a coalition of faith communities and strategic partners committed to working together… Read more

We Will Speak Out Campaign

UNFPA South Africa | National (all SA), KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape

We will speak out South Africa (WWSOSA), is a coalition of faith communities and strategic partners committed to working together… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Urban Safety Reference Group

Urban Safety Reference Group

South African Cities Network | National (all SA)

The Urban Safety Reference Group was established to serve as a platform for peer-to-peer learning and knowledge sharing amongst practitioners… Read more

Urban Safety Reference Group

South African Cities Network | National (all SA)

The Urban Safety Reference Group was established to serve as a platform for peer-to-peer learning and knowledge sharing amongst practitioners… Read more

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,… Read more

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,… Read more

The Sozo Educentre Programme

The Sozo Educentre Programme

The Sozo Foundation | Butterfly Art Project | Western Cape

The Sozo Educentre provides afterschool support in education and other areas, in a safe and healthy environment.

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The Sozo Educentre Programme

The Sozo Foundation | Butterfly Art Project | Western Cape

The Sozo Educentre provides afterschool support in education and other areas, in a safe and healthy environment.

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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… Read more

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… Read more

Surf therapy for communities affected by violence

Surf therapy for communities affected by violence

Waves for Change (W4C) | Eastern Cape, Western Cape

W4C helps young people from volatile backgrounds develop skills to regulate their behaviour, build healing relationships and make positive life-choices by… Read more

Surf therapy for communities affected by violence

Waves for Change (W4C) | Eastern Cape, Western Cape

W4C helps young people from volatile backgrounds develop skills to regulate their behaviour, build healing relationships and make positive life-choices by… Read more