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COVID-19 Reports – SA in lockdown

We commit to do everything in our power to “flatten the curve” and prevent the escalation of infection, and are sure that you all, our Caring Childline Community, are doing the same. The Childline emergency services will remain open: 24/7 Toll Free Help Line – 08000 55555 is on standby to assist all callers on all issues, including Corona! They have an up to date manual on all relevant info and will support families, communities and children! Call us if you need advice or would like to help in some way. Our counsellors would be happy to chat to you.

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African Humanism

According to Reuel Khosa (2011) “African humanness” encompasses the values of the universal brotherhood of humankind, including: belonging; dependence on relations with all including mother earth; respect for the dignity and rights of the individual; working for the common good; a reverence for our Elders and Ancestors; and, the overarching God-principle that recognizes our humanness comes from The Spirit.

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25 years of Democracy – 8 million Childline services

Childline Gauteng is proud to have contributed to building stronger families and children through the delivery of approximately 8 million services in the democratic South Africa!  We give thanks to our Creator for you, our members who have made this phenomenal achievement possible and have walked this journey with us for a quarter of a century.  We are distraught that our collective promise of a better life for all has not been realized and continue to dedicate ourselves to the provision of services and finding solutions with all our child protection partners.

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Seven strategies to end violence against children

Childline Gauteng celebrates the New Dawn in South Africa, led by our president, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, and give thanks for his dedication and strategies beginning to rebuild our country. We look forward to an era of growth, in which we can address the structural causes of violence (recognizing that violence is always a personal choice) that our children and families face every day.

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Gauteng Crime Stats – Implications for Children of our Province & Childline Gauteng’s Long Term Strategy

We note with great concern the 478 659 crimes reported in Gauteng (see graph hereunder), representing 28.7% of the 1 662 845 national stats.  Bekhi Cele equates these stats with those found in war zones and our Childline clients reveal the devastating impact on our youth, who may naturally develop a “victim” or a learned aggressiveness mentality.  Whilst children are not always the direct victims of these crimes, they are exposed to most of them – through relationships with the victims, being a witness and media reports.

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