The relatives of two Khayelitsha boys whose bodies were found after they were reported missing a week ago are receiving trauma counselling after identifying them. Miyolo Gwinta and Linathi Ntshonga were found in a dam between Old Faure Road and the N2 highway in Mfuleni on Thursday night after clothing was spotted floating[…]
Children’s rights advocacy group Save the Children South Africa wants more to be done for the safety and protection of children. The organisation says according to research, 23% of children who go missing are never found. Social media has been abuzz recently with reports of attempted kidnappings and abductions. Police[…]
By Tougheeda Doovey An innovative new app has been launched that gives Facebook users an immediate alert, when a child has gone missing within a 160 km radius from where they are located. Called the “Amber alert”, the digital application aims to better the services of the SAPS. The National[…]
Western Cape police have appealed for help as they search for missing 8-year-old girl Jeneva Diergal, who was last seen playing outside a relative’s house in Klawer on the West Coast. She disappeared on January 25 and since then, there has been no sight of the partially paralysed and mentally[…]
As we say good bye to the school year, the greatest fear is what children will be doing during the Summer holidays. As the warm summer days begin, it is important for parents to prioritize the well-being of their little ones. The Western Cape Department of Social Development is appealing[…]
Experts say teenager Zephany Nurse faces immense emotional trauma after reuniting with her family after 17 years. Zephany was kidnapped from Groote Schuur Hospital in 1998 at just three days old. Fate led Zephany to reunite with her family, after she unknowingly befriended her biological sister, who attends the same[…]
Metro police are running operation Identitykids as a measure to regulate and unite strayed children with their parents. This comes after more than 500 children were awaiting collection at numerous police stations after going missing at Cape Town beaches on News Years Day on Thursdau. “We are running a project[…]
As the festive season reaches its peak and families are enjoying the holidays, safety is at the foremost of everyone’s minds, as children often go missing or get lost. Parents can easily get into a panic and during the crucial moments when a child goes missing, struggle to remember the[…]
A recent spike in missing children on the Cape Flats has raised concern amongst parents. In the last week alone as many as five youngsters have gone missing in and around Hanover Park, a worrisome trend during the school holidays. In one particular case, 19 year old Zunaid Begg from[…]
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