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The Importance of Thuthuzela Care Centres in South Africa’s Anti-Rape Strategy

The Thuthuzela Care Centres (TCCs) are a beacon of hope for rape survivors in South Africa, a country with one of the highest rates of sexual violence in the world. These one-stop facilities provide a safe and supportive environment for survivors to receive medical attention, counseling, and legal assistance. TCCs were established as a response to the urgent need for an integrated strategy for preventing secondary victimisation, improving prosecution and supporting rape victims.

The Importance of Mental Health in the Community

Mental health is an essential aspect of overall well-being, yet it is often overlooked or stigmatised in our communities. It is important for individuals, families, and communities to prioritise mental health and seek support when needed.

Giving back to the community | VRCID

The Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District (VRCID) have been working hard to help create awareness of nearby havens, centres and shelters that need support. As we draw closer to the festive season, it is the perfect time of year to appreciate what we have by giving something back to the community. From purchasing your local […]

Let us make a difference in the lives of those who are homeless

Mould Empower Serve (MES), Sheltersuit SA, The Greater Tygerberg Partnership, Rea Thusana Foundation, Doorway to Dignity and the VRCID are working together during Social Development Month in South Africa to highlight the needs of the homeless and to encourage social and community involvement in this issue, with a number of events planned around World Homeless […]

VRCID celebrates 10 years

Originally published in the TygerBurger The Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District’s staff and board members had reason to celebrate at an event held to mark the CID’s 10th birthday. Not only are they the biggest CID in the country by geographic region, but they’ve also arguably been the most successful, with many successful innovations starting […]

Raising awareness around Albinism with a clean-up project

The Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District (VRCID) and NGOs, Universal Change for Albinism Nobels (UCAN) and GROW, have been working together to help raise awareness about Albinism through a clean-up in Parow that took place on Freedom Day on 27 April 2022. New NGO, UCAN, fights ignorance around Albinism This local non-profit, formed earlier this year and run by […]

Empowering Our Communities with the Public Employment Programme (PEP)

There are numerous social ills that threaten the long-term economic recovery of businesses across South Africa, like poverty, unemployment or drug addiction, which directly impact the well-being of all South Africans. Unfortunately, current efforts to police social ills like homelessness and drug use have been ineffective. And time has shown that innovative social interventions are […]

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