Sunday, July 5, 2009

R1 million or R 30?

A recent research document by Solidarity shows that a child is raped every 4 minutes. Unfortunately very few of those crimes are reported.

Matla A Bana has been working since 2002 to help the thousands of raped and abused children who report the crimes against them, Last year we helped more than 3000 children through our various projects.

In order to help another 3000 children this year, we will need R1 million. It sounds like a lot of money, but in effect it will only take R 333 to help one child or a monthly contribution of R 30 will help us to help that one child.

If you would like to assist us, please email me on

We are a registered charity and Absa Trust is the manager of our funds – so your donation is in save hands and will be used to help these children. We will also issue a Form 18A at the end of the year – which means your donation is tax deductible – so rather help us than give your funds to SARS!

Please read more on all our projects on

Thank you for taking the time to read this and hope to get that email from you!

Monique Strydom

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


During a meeting hosted by the WC SAPS Provincial Office, Commissioner Petros, once again gave his committement to keeping the specialized services of the FCS Units. Of great concern however is the stress level and trauma experienced by the members of these units. Commissioner Petros referred to the recent case of the 3 year old baby who was kidnapped, raped and stabbed to death, and his concern for the members having to deal with this kind of trauma on a daily basis.

MAB has agreed to look at training programs to address this issue in the next year. MAB was also asked to assist the Gender Justice Forum with their training program. It is becoming more and more important to assist the police in equipping members with soft skills.

BID OR BUY auction great success!

Our celebrity auction on Bid or buy, closed last night with a profit of more than R 16000! We would like to thank for hosting this auction for charities. Not only did this help us raise much needed funds, but also helped us to profile our charity. A great thank you also to all our celebrities who took part. And then to all the bidders - thank you for your generous support! We know you will have fab dates with these stars!!