missing children

Community urged to prevent child disappearances

By Lee-Yandra Paulsen Communities and the nation at large have been deeply troubled by the disappearance of six-year-old Joshlin Smith, sparking urgent conversations on how to prevent such tragedies from occurring. In response to these concerns, VOC Breakfast spoke to Elarna Siljeur, a Social Work Supervisor at the Department of[…]

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Keep kids safe this summer

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[…]

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Trauma not over for Zephany

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[…]

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Identitykids reunites children with parents

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[…]

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Children identikits vital in missing cases

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[…]

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