South Africa

Safe travel & walk to schools
16 April -10 May 2013, Safekids South Africa/Childsafe

The primary goal is to make South African roads safer for children. This will be achieved through:
1) Reducing in the number of school buses involved in road traffic accidents.
2) Educating road users about the road safety to alleviate the nightmare of high statistics of children involved in road traffic accidents.
3) Informing the school bus drivers where and what their risks are and to advise them about road safety related critical issues

Conduct road safety workshops with these groups of people: Bus/taxi drivers, traffic officers, teachers, school pupils (age-appropriate, that is: Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels), parents and caregivers; raising awareness through public event, such as a walk, in partnership with schools; communicting the project through organisational partners' social media accounts; announcing the project using the Childsafe website, television broadcasts and radio and through distribution of informational materials.

Contact: Phumla Mtambeka
Tel: +27 21 6855208

Drive More Safely's Long short walk for child safety
6 May 2013, Drive More Safely NPO 066-173

Start of with a video show on child restraints and the use of child safety seats and then do a short walk carrying child safety seats and posters.

Contact: Alida Jones
Tel: +27813113223

Khayelitsha Schools Child Pedestrian Safety Awareness Campaign
6-10 May 2013, Global Road Safety Partnership South Africa

The campaign involves a series of activities to be conducted at 5 primary Schools ( Intwasahlobo, Sakumlandela, Sobambisana, Ummangaliso and Ikhusi Primary Schools) located in Khayelitsha, Cape Town in order to raise awareness about safe road behaviour. The activities will include a demonstration on how to safely cross the road at a robot-controlled intersection followed by a reinforcement session back at school. Some of the child pedestrians at the 5 schools will also receive reflective bands to enhance their visibility to motorists. The reflective bands will be provided by the Department of Community Safety (Western Cape Provincial Government).

Contact: Patrick Muchaka
Tel: +27 21 8296 162

South Africans Against Drunk Driving and Imvunulo School Long Short Walk
7 May 2013, South Africans Against Drunk Driving

We will be partnering with Imvunulo Secondary School in Pietermaritzburg for a Long Short Walk. We hope to install speed humps on the very busy road outside the school and we will be doing road safety work with the learners. Dignitaries and emergency services will be invited.

Contact: Charlotte Sullivan
Tel: +27333470103

1. Mbasa Primary - Assist with Crossing 2. Dr Nelson Mandela High School - Long Short Walk
6 May 2013, Department of Community Safety: Directorate Road Safety Management

1. Assist learners from Mbasa Primary with the crossing of a hazardous road. Provide them with reflective bands so they can be visible on the road.07h00 - 07h45
2. Assemble at Dr N Mandela high school at 08h00 inform learners about the UN Global Road Safety Initiatives. A Long Short Walk from school join Lansdowne road towards Stock Road and back to school again.

Contact: Nina September
Tel: +72743475005

South African Activities: United Nations Global Road Safety Week
4-31 May 2013, Road Traffic Management Corporation

The Government of South Africa, in conjuction with various stakeholders, will partake in the Long Short Walk, as the key activity for the week. The walk will take place in Johannesburg, SOWETO, and will be attended by learners from surrounding schools, members of the community, road safety champions and South African's in general. Other festivities will follow the walk.
Design a banner by schools
In support of the week and as a run up to the launch, ten Primary Schools within the vicinity where the launch will take place, have been requested to depict pictures that campaign for the right of children on the road to be recognised and urging greater investment on road infrastructure that promotes pedestrian safety. The schools have been provided with necessary material for banners. The learners will display the banners during the Long Short Walk.
Provincial Activities
There will be a number of activities arranged throughout the nine Provinces of South Africa. These activities will be supported by a number of advocacy products relating to pedestrian safety. The activities are:
The installation of raised mediums, together with zebra crossings within Primary school zones
Enforcement of existing traffic laws that have a high impact on pedestrian safety such as drunk driving, speeding and distracted driving
Enhancing and encouraging the visibility of pedestrians, especially women and children, who are mainly the victims of road fatalities and injuries as pedestrians, especially during the Winter season-which will be starting from May in South Africa-by providing them with reflector jackets, arm bands and waist bands.
Engagement with communities, pedestrians and drivers at identified hazardous locations such as taxi ranks, shopping centres, freeways, railway lines and school zones.
Provision and engagement with pre-school children on basic pedestrian safety.

Contact: Mampe Kumalo
Tel: +27129995200