SaferSpaces: Themes


The 2016 White Paper on Safety and Security (WPSS) provides an overarching policy guidance to government institutions in the development and alignment of their respective policies, strategies and operational plans to achieving safer communities. It further identifies governance and oversight tools against which government institutions can be measured and held accountable.

The Integrated Crime and Violence Prevention Strategy (ICVPS), which was approved by Cabinet in February 2022, draws on the WPSS to set out a clear plan for implementation of an integrated and collaborative ‘all of society’ and ‘all of government’ approach to crime and violence prevention in South Africa.

The ICVPS gives expression to the vision of safe communities, articulated in the National Development Plan 2030; where people are and feel safe, at home, school, work and in their communities and where women can walk freely in the streets, and children can play safely outside.

This Strategy sets out a framework to guide the planning, implementation of a comprehensive, holistic and integrated partnership approach to community safety, crime and violence prevention in South Africa.

The Strategy further seeks to align with other new prevention policy developments and the National Strategic Plan on the Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (NSP GBVF) in particular, to ensure a coordinated approach which addresses the multi-faceted nature of crime and violence.

The ICVPS sets out a clear implementation framework based on the 6 main pillars of the White Paper displayed below.

In this section of SaferSpaces you will find all relevant information on the 6 pillars that the website offers you on the WPSS Themes.

Browse through curated theme pages and easily find the information most relevant to you. As a registered practitioner, you can share your own knowledge with regards to any theme.