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Girls and Boys Town Update

For over 18 months the Covid -19 outbreak has brought myriad changes to our worlds as individuals, families, organisations, societies and nations. The safekeeping of our […]

Legal Corner

The rights, development, wellbeing, care and safety of South African children and youth is governed by the Constitution and various laws – and quite a few […]

Working hard for the life you want: Belinda Phahlane’s story

Catching up with our Alumni always brings us great joy and by sharing their story we hope to reach and inspire many other youths that are […]

What’s Your Hug Worth – The Power of Physical Touch

Physical touch is an essential experience in the lives of all human beings.  Physical touch and/or the lack of it triggers responses from the brain, in […]

Legal corner: June 2021

The rights, development, wellbeing, care and safety of South African children and youth is governed by the Constitution and various laws – and quite a few […]

Child Protection Week 2021

National Child Protection Week is commemorated in the country annually to raise awareness on the need to protect children against abuse, exploitation, neglect and all forms […]

Foreword: From the CEO of GBTSA

Dear colleagues and partners in youth care, In the midst of the third wave of COVID 19, particularly in Gauteng, our focus is on protecting everyone, […]

Matladi Twala: sharing inspiration wherever she goes

  In recent years, there has been increasing acknowledgement of the important role mental health awareness plays in reducing stigma and creating more opportunities for support […]

GBTSA Newsletter March 2021: Lee’s Foreword

  Dear Girls & Boys Town Insiders, I hope that our latest newsletter finds you well and strong. The youth who are in our care are […]

Legal corner: Understanding the Children’s Courts

The rights, development, well-being, care and safety of South African children and youth is governed by the Constitution and various laws – and quite a few […]

  • Mark Chaskelson
    "I think what GBT does for the South African youth is incredible and selfless."
    Mark Chaskelson
    Creative Monarchy
  • Peter Schmitt
    "GBT’s profound conviction drives them to deliver the sensational results they have: where vulnerable youth become active and inspirational participants in South African society. They’re able to teach us a thing or two about getting over ourselves."
  • Alan
    "The support, which we have afforded to GBT is sincerely aimed at helping to close the gap between our family and GBT’s, even if it is to the tiniest extent. With it, goes a kind of remote love, which is difficult to understand. Please keep up the excellent work that you do – it is so pleasing to read how much it is appreciated, not only as recorded by your 2015 Mayor, but also by many of us on the 'outside'."
    Alan
  • Michelle
    "We ourselves have teenage children, so we know first-hand how difficult this stage of their lives is. They are fortunate to have family support and encouragement, so we understand the importance of organizations such as yourselves to fill the gap that their family members are not able to provide."
    Michelle
  • Rochelle
    "Thank you for everything you do in the community for the children"
    Rochelle
  • Marilyn
    "We have been supporting this charity since my children were small and the youngest is now 34.  It gives me much pleasure to support from another of our companies."
    Marilyn
  • Carolyn
    "We have got to know a young man in Knysna who passed through your ‘town’ and he is today a wonderfully successful man thanks to your guidance."
    Carolyn
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