Our Programmes

Our programmes and other initiatives are implemented through a partnership-based approach.


Communities & Justice

The Communities and Justice Programme is a flagship of the Safer South Africa Foundation, initiated in 2012. Read more


Community Dialogues

The SSAF Community Dialogues Programme was established as an innovative community engagement process. Read more


National Safety Debates

In quest of innovative solutions for community safety and transformation in South Africa’s Criminal Justice System. Read more


Policy & Research

At Safer South Africa Foundation, we are dedicated to improving the integration of local knowledge and research-based evidence into policy-making. Read more

‘South Africa – A safer place to live, learn, work, play and rest.’

Safer South Africa Foundation operates in line with Vision 2030 as set out in the National Development Plan to build safer communities and a just society. In doing so, engaging communities is an important part of our work.

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Youth4SaferSA Debate & Leadership Programme Finale 2023

The Youth 4 Safer South Africa Debates and Leadership Development programme, which started from humble beginnings, is a trailblazing initiative focused on empowering the young leaders of a brighter tomorrow. It is an idea that would not have seen the light of day had it not been for the overwhelming support of everyone who sacrificed their resources and showed immense dedication to the initiative. We are humbled by the nation-building spirit we are witnessing through this journey. Establishing mutually beneficial partnerships is a cornerstone of our growing and developing organisation and so we are honoured by your generosity and support.

As crime changes its face, collectively, we need to find new crime fighting strategies and solutions to empower and mobilise communities.

Dr Tshenuwani FarisaniChairperson: Safer South Africa Foundation

Children are citizens too and they have a role to play in building a safer South Africa. Let us work together to inform them; create awareness; and educate them about their rights and responsibilities.

Gen. Riah PhiyegaCEO | Safer South Africa Foundation