Safe spaces

Our CEEP programme assists LGBTIQ people to initiate Safe Spaces in their communities. These safe spaces are space for the LGBTIQ group to come together share their pains, frustration, joys and endeavours. This is also a space to learn and grow as an individual person. Groups are encouraged to be part of any forums, networks, and social mobilization in their communities in order to have their voices heard.

They are also encouraged to take up positions in their communities to give LGBTIQ people a stronger voice in the communities.


Workshops, training and mentoring

Triangle Project supports Safe Spaces by providing workshops, training and mentoring to groups on areas such as HIV prevention and treatment, sexual and reproductive health, political education and consciousness.

We also convene the Safe Space Leadership Forum, the Women’s group and the Men’s group, all of which run a variety of capacity building workshops surrounding different issues relevant to the community.


I’m interested in joining a safe space

Check out the list below to find a safe space in your area. You can see when meetings take place and who to get in touch with.

Khayelitsha
Contact: phelotonil@gmail.com
Tuesday each week

Driftsand
Contact: lebohanglehana@gmail.com
Thursday each week

Phillipi
Contact: ntlanga85@gmail.com
Thursday twice a month

Traditional Healer’s Forum
Contact: christievz@live.com
Thursday once a month

Nyanga
Tuesday each week

Ubuntu Bethu Group
Contact: mfondondzuzo@gmail.com
Thursday once a month

Danoon
Contact: ninginopiwo@gmail.com
Friday each week

Legend Group
Contact: ngaloronnie@gmail.com
Saturday once a month

Delft
Contact: ramsedye@gmail.com
Wednesday each week

Stellenbosch
Contact: zoladalani@gmail.com
Thursday each week

Strand
Contact: zybarmoloi@gmail.com
Thursday each week

Retreat
Contact: keananlungilerowland@gmail.com
Wednesday each week

Paarl
Contact: sngxazisa@gmail.com
Wednesday each week

Ceres
Contact: ceressafespace@gmail.com
Wednesday each week

Lower Cross Road
Contact: nikelopikoli14@gmail.com
Friday each week

Citrusdal
Contact: jacquesdemon@gmail.com
Thursday each week

Elansbaai
Contact: wentzelvanneel03@gmail.com
Meets monthly

LGBTI Refugees
Contact: princejanuaries@gmail.com
Thursday each week

Plettenberg Bay
Contact: nwabisa.qolohole@westerncape.gov.za
Tuesday each week

Knysna
Contact: sboshy77@gmail.com
Saturday once a month

Mossel Bay
Contact: communitydeveloper2.sck@epilepsy.org.za
Tuesday and Thursday each week

Phillipi
Contact: thandolwethuLGBTI@outlook.com
Wednesday each week

Manneberg
Contact: communityactivist1976@gmail.com
Tuesday and Thursday each week

Skoma Queer Society
Contact: nomfusi.sweety@gmail.com
Thursday each week


There’s no meeting close to me

Well then why not start your own. Have a look at the simple process below.

Get in touch with us and discuss your interest in starting a Safe Space in your area. We’ll visit you after you have gathered a few other interested people that we can talk to. Don’t worry if you don’t know anyone else who may be interested, get in touch, there might already be someone in your community who has approached us! In some cases an incident happens in that particular community; we then go in and work around the incident by mobilising LGBTIQ people and on the bases of that a group is formed. Each Space comes together in its own interesting way, but all of them start by contacting us.