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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 […]

It may seem like the dreams are shattered but that’s not quite right

  There is no doubt that 2020 was a difficult year. Collectively, as citizens on this planet, we were just getting blow after blow since COVID-19 […]

Fighting COVID-19 – like a soccer game plan and our youth know the rules of that game

In soccer, the most important position is arguably that of the goalkeeper. This is due to the goalkeeper’s ability to see the entire pitch and to […]

Story of a hustler

In June 2020, news starting spreading about menhirs – large stone monoliths – sprouting up around St James Beach in Cape Town. You can only imagine […]

GBTSA integrated biennial report 2018-2020 is here!

Our integrated biennial reports capture and help us share our work with donors, volunteers and partners, and once again, it is our pleasure to present you […]

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    Mark Chaskelson
    Creative Monarchy
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  • 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."
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