The tragic murder of five-year-old Valentino Grootetjie who was brutally shot in the back of the head on Saturday by a gangster in Lavender Hill has horrified community members and grown the already disproportionate sense of danger for those living in gang-ridden areas. The little boy was playing in his[…]
Capetonian activist and community worker Lucinda Evans has been mentioned as one of the BBC’s “100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019”. Evans is a well known figure in local communities and is the founder of Philisa Abafazi Bethu, a non-profit organisation protecting and empowering abused[…]
While thousands of people turned out to enjoy demonstrations by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) at its annual Armed Forces Day, many residents said the event is traumatising, especially in surrounding areas. The six-day event started on Saturday in Mandela Park Sports Stadium Khayelitsha. There were also events[…]
Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz urges parents and caregivers to take the necessary precautions to ensure children’s safety over the festive season. Director of Philisa Abafazi Bethu Lucinda Evans said keeping children safe can become a bit challenging in areas with limited resources which often leads to children[…]
By Melanie Sauer Newly appointed head of the Mitchells Plain Cluster Community Police Forum, Lucinda Evans, is a force to be reckoned with, and has big plans to end gender-based and gang-related violence in the Mitchell’s Plain and surrounding areas. The Mitchells Plain community and surrounding areas is in safe[…]
The Steenberg Community Policing Forum (CPF) has taken a stand against abuse by launching a new one-stop centre for women and children who are survivors of abuse. It comes amidst an influx of reports of domestic violence cases. The Philisa Abafazi Bethu (PABs) offices has been designed to attend to[…]
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