Safer Spaces Multi-Media Case Studies

Crime Mapping Cape Town March 2014 68CMFD produced a collection of multi-media case studies to showcase success stories and highlight good practices in creating safer communities in South Africa. Produced for GIZ to share on the "Safer Spaces" online portal, the case studies are intended to share experinces and inspire action. CMFD produced fact sheets, photography, audio podcasts, and videos profiling 5 initiatives that have shown innovation and success in creating safer spaces.


Soul Buddyz Alchohol Free Initiative @ Lulama Primary School
The Soul Buddyz Alcohol Free Initiative was led by the Soul City Institute, through their children's clubs located in schools across the country. The Soul Buddyz worked together to educate themselves, their schools, and communities about the harmful effects of alcohol. Each club holds regular club meetings, have discussions and debates, and conduct activities in their community. As part of the Alcohol Free Campaign, the clubs focused their attention on alcohol-related messages and activities.

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Sedibeng Community Safety Forum
Launched in 2004, The Sedibeng Community Safety Forum synchronises community safety initiatives and promotes development of communities by ensuring safer environments and access to high quality services in Sedibeng District. By coordinating efforts and mobilising people and resources towards a common vision, the highly recognized SCSF is developing violence prevention interventions often cited as a model for other municipalities.

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Community Mapping for Community Crime prevention
Community-based participatory mapping has been used by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and partners to identify and analyse crime "hotspots". It is part of strategies to work with communities to develop plans for preventing crime through environmental and spatial design. Using drawing, photography, mapping and discussions, the approach helps evaluate places where crimes occur, as well as plan responses for spaces identified as unsafe.


Gauteng Youth Crime Prevention Desks
The Gauteng Youth Crime Prevention Desks are volunteer-based structures based at police stations within the province. The desks encourage and enable young people to actively participate in identifying the causes of youth violence and crime, and to collaboratively create social crime prevention strategies for their communities.

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Community Prosecution Project
Sedibeng CSF 26The Community Prosecution Project was a pilot project run by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in 9 sites around South Africa. The approach entailed a long-term, proactive partnership between prosecution, law enforcement, the community, and public and private organisations with the intention of solving community-based problems, improving public safety, and enhancing the qual¬ity of life of community members.







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