Crime Prevention Essay Competition

Safer South Africa Foundation sponsors an Essay Competition on a youth crime prevention theme. The contest is open to school learners that participate in the Foundation’s Communities and Justice Programme. The competition, says Gen Riah Phiyega, Safer South Africa Foundation’s CEO, “seeks to afford young people an opportunity to reflect on community safety and find innovative solutions for their communities in the fight against crime.”

All essay writers are acknowledged for their participation in the competition, and for tackling the issue of crime prevention and the promotion of community safety and security. The contest provides learners a forum to present their crime prevention action plans and is supported by the South Africa Police Service; Metropolitan Police (in various city regions); Department of Justice and Correctional Services (NPA and Correctional Services); National Traffic Police; Gauteng Department of Education and the South African Human Rights Commission.

The views expressed on the essays are those of the learners and do not necessarily reflect the views of Safer South Africa Foundation; our partners and/or sponsors. The winning learners’ essays, published in this website, are not edited.

Congratulations to our 2018 essay contest winners!

You can read the winning essays by clicking the pictures or a name below: