The aim is to improve on and expand community education regarding community safety. Ward Safety Committees have been established and will be sustained and supported to mobilize community members in participating in community safety initiatives and to share the responsibility to develop practical solutions problems raised.

Community involvement means that people are actively involved in making decision about the planning and implementation of the processes, programmes and projects that affect them

Example of projects undertaken by the Safer Cities Unit

  • Establishment of Ward Safety committees
  • Ward Safety Profiling

Safer Cities Unit

It is clear that community safety and crime prevention initiatives are more cost effective than dealing with the aftermath of crime. Effective community safety initiatives would boost investor confidence in the eThekwini Municipality with direct impact on employment

A low crime level is one of the global indicators for stability and this plays a role in attracting new investments as well as maintaining current investments.

By making community safety a priority, the eThekwini Municipality will be able to achieve a very possible dream: a thriving world class and commercial centre, employment opportunities for all citizens, a premier tourist destination and a city with a clean, safe environment and a high quality of life.