Phuza Wize is an exciting and brave new campaign to prevent violence by making social spaces safer, and by reducing alcohol fueled violence.
In South Africa violence is related to alcohol abuse in a very high percent of cases, and it has been shown internationally that if one changes the way people drink and reduce the availability of alcohol violence will be reduced. The campaign is working with many partners to achieve safer social spaces, this means working with taverns and shebeens to make them safer according to a 10 point plan.
The latest Soul City TV series is a central part of the campaign. Through series and many other activities the campaign role models new ways for communities to interact to make their areas safer.
Phuza Wize also seeks to change South Africa’s drinking norms, creating a supportive environment for moderate drinking.