Practitioner – Michael Bell

Michael Bell – Practitioners

My motivation to join SaferSpaces:

I am a Developmental Practitioner working in Government for the the last 19 years.

I'm working in these sectors:
Civil society and community based organisations, Government: provincial
I'm specialising in these topics:
Crime prevention through environmental design, Gangs and gun violence

I am a Community Placemaker and I founded PAINT, an organisation that aims to create safe and dignified spaces through painting and mural arts. I have experience in planning, facilitating, urban design, placemaking, and negotiation skills


While working as a Probation Officer in the Department of Social Development and Poverty Alleviation, I was exposed to various training programmes focusing on violence prevention and community safety.