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07 March 2011 at 22:09 - Posted by RichardWilkinson

Khayelitsha's VPUU - making urban areas safe


The Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrade (VPUU) project in Harare, Khayelitsha, surely one of the best community development projects in the country
The VPUU project has been so successful that children can play safely until 9.00 at night in an area that was previously a no-go zone for residents because of crime and violence
New safe pedestrian and cycle lanes in Khayelitsha

Khayelitsha's Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading program has transformed a once crime-ridden area of Cape Town's largest township.

These accompanying pictures demonstrate what a difference has been made - and should act as inspiration to other areas in South Africa.

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