Lost Girls of South Africa



The police, courts, justice and education systems and social services in South Africa are all letting down children.  Perpetrators are not being taken to court, bail is given too readily, and sentences are too light.  But the fact that 62% of secondary school children feel forcing someone to have sex is not an act of violence means there is a failure in education as well.  Ultimately the responsibility lies with the government, so if you feel strongly about his issue, write to the ministers involved.  President Zuma, Justice Minister, Jeffrey Thamsanqua Radebe, Minister for Education, Dr Bonginkosi Emmanuel "Blade" Nzimande


http://www.info.gov.za/aboutgovt/contacts/min/education.htm President@po.gov.za

Childline, South Africa

Based in Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay and nationwide. This non-profit organisation works collectively to protect children from all forms of violence and to create a culture of children's rights in South Africa. Through its provincial offices, the organisation provides Crisis phonelines, therapy for abused and traumatised children, court preparation for child witnesses, child rights, prevention and education, training of volunteers and professionals.

The link above take you to the general Childline website, but to support Childline Port Elizabeth, which was featured in the film, please email:

Fundraising & Marketing Manager, Nicole Draai on marketing@childlineec.co.za 


Rape Crisis Centre, Port Elizabeth

Email enquiries: pe-rape@epweb.co.za 

This NGO runs a centre in Dora Ngiza Hospital and Motherwell, Port Elizabeth.


The Infant Trust

 Is a UK based charity exclusively setting out to break the cycle of violence and abuse against small children in South Africa.


Lifeline, Southern Africa

 Provides counselling, and life skills courses. In Port Elizabeth and nationwide.


Missionvale Care Centre (Port Elizabeth)

 This centre operates in the extremely poor and informal township of Missionvale in Port Elizabeth, part of the wider Nelson Mandela Metropole. It was founded by Sister Ethel Normoyle, from humble beginnings, under a tree. It has grown into a centre which provides love and care for the poor and destitute, with particular emphasis on those living with HIV and AIDS.


Rape Crisis, Cape Town Trust

One of the oldest and most experienced organisations in South Africa working to end sexual violence against women. It provides counselling and support services to survivors and their families. It strives to reform laws and policies that affect survivors.


Child Welfare, South Africa

The largest non-profit, non-governmental and volunteer driven organisation in the country providing child protection services.


RAPCAN: Protecting Children's Rights

Promotes the rights and protection of children in South Africa and the region.

If you would like to get involved in helping the situation in South Africa, please click on the links on this page and make contact with one of the organisations listed here.

However if you specifically want to help one of the children featured in the film, we have set up a special fund, managed through the True Vision Foundation.

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Our account details are:

True Vision Foundation SA Girls Fund, 
National Westminster Bank, Chiswick Branch,
314 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 5TA

Sort Code: 60-05-30     Account number: 22639373


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