The Safer South Africa Foundation exists to mobilise under-resourced communities to build awareness and ability to work together in the ‘fight against crime’.

The Foundation fosters a better understanding of community safety issues and improves relationships between the community and the law enforcement agencies.

In addition to its work with communities, the Foundation seeks to actively contribute to the national discourse on crime and community safety matters by undertaking research, advocacy and campaigns.

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

‘To help build safe, confident and empowered communities’

We acknowledge and honour the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals.

We act with honesty and integrity, not compromising the truth.

We are committed to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages and experiences.

We will not accept funding from or work with any organisation that demands we compromise our values in any way.

We are committed to effective partnerships and we seek opportunities to form alliances with local community and voluntary organisations.

  • To mobilize and empower local communities to join hands in the fight against crime in order to contribute to the improvement of their community.


  • To promote an enhanced level of security in South Africa’s communities by providing an independent perspective on community policing, road safety and successful reintegration of offenders to curb reoffending.


  • To work in partnership with all community based formations and others to help improve safety in communities.


  • To educate the public about the criminal justice system, encourage and support research to inform community based crime prevention strategies.