Gun Free South Africa Toolkit

This toolkit has been designed for young South Africans aged 18–25. It offers a set of modules that give an overview of the issue of gun violence in South Africa, as well as ways in which all community members, in particular youth, can prevent and reduce gun violence and create safer communities — from the highest level of influencing policy to community level, including local activism and civic engagement.

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Latest News

13 September 2019:  The latest national crime statistics show that guns are overwhelmingly the weapon used to kill, injure, threaten and intimidate:

  • 47% of murders
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People in South Africa are scared, and are looking for ways to protect themselves. There is a widespread belief that buying a gun for self-defence will help protect you and your family from

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9 July 2019: 11 people were shot and killed in Philippi East on the Cape Flats this past weekend. The guns used were most likely once legal before they were lost or stolen.

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