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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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Xenowatch
Xenowatch
African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) | National (all SA)

Xenowatch is an open source platform created by the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) at the University of…

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…

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…

Walk This Way
Walk This Way
Childsafe | Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape

Walk This Way project focuses on preventing child pedestrian-related intended and unintended road injuries through education and training, awareness, research…

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…

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

The Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention Programme (GIZ-VCP) is a partnership programme agreed to between the Governments of South Africa…

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,…