Safer South Africa Foundation has a board that is responsible for governance and management. The board contributes to the strategic direction of the Foundation and provides advice, guidance and through various networks contacts to partner organisations.

Dr Tshenuwani Farisani, who served as a South African member of parliament, from 1994 to 2010, in several portfolio committees, including Correctional Services and Arts and Culture, chairs the board.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Safer South Africa Foundation is General Riah Phiyega, a trustee in the South African Police Service (SAPS) medical aid scheme, Polmed, and a former National Police Commissioner of the SAPS.

The Safer South Africa Foundation’s strategy, projects and activities are reviewed at quarterly Board meetings. The Board plays an active role in supporting the Foundation’s vision and mission.

“Empowering communities through participation.”

“Developing a common vision for a safer South Africa. ”


The Chief Executive Officer is accountable to our Board of Non-Executive Directors. The Board is responsible for governance and management.