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Established in 1976, the Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust is the oldest organisation in South Africa supporting the recovery of survivors, seeking justice and making change in communities.

We have a vision of a South Africa in which women are safe in their communities, and where the criminal justice system supports and empowers rape survivors.

Our goal is to promote an end to violence against women – specifically rape. Rape survivors are key to successful convictions and their empowerment is based on safety, respect, support and the ability to make informed choices as they embark on this difficult and challenging journey.

We aim to reduce the trauma experienced by survivors and encourage them to report rape. We support communities in challenging high rape rates and flaws in the criminal justice system.

These goals are achieved through coordinated action between our three main programmes below:

Our mission is to promote safety in communities, to reduce the trauma experienced by rape survivors, to empower women, to promote gender equality, to strengthen the criminal justice system and to work actively to address flaws in legislation.

How it all began

The Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust history

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The Road to Justice

We strive for better support services for victims of rape, both prior to entering, and within, the Criminal Justice System. By minimising secondary victimisation and improving conviction rates, we encourage more women and men to report rape.

The Road to Recovery

We encourage rape survivors to speak out about their experience, so that psychological healing may begin. Both telephone and face-to-face counseling are offered free of charge to survivors and their families, as well as support groups

Making Change

We encourage communities to devise innovating prevention strategies, and to build safe spaces within areas (including the workplace). We also strive to change attitudes about rape, and create a culture of respect for women and girls in South Africa.

Trustees

  • Unathi Magida/Sibabalwenathi, Chairperson
  • Primrose Mrwebi, Deputy Chairperson
  • Charlene Whittern, Finance Manager
  • Kelley Moult, Secretary
  • Professor Elias Links
  • Zimasa Dziba, Treasurer
  • Lulama Sibiya
  • Lungelwa Sigasana
  • Pam Sykes
  • Kathleen Dey, Director
  • Zodwa Thomas Daweti, Staff Representative
  • Gosia Lipinska, Volunteer Representative

Certification

NPO number: 044-786

PBO Number: 030014424

Trust Registration Number: IT386/99

Our Grant Makers

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Meet the team

Kathleen Dey

Director

021 447 1467

Charlene Whittern

Finance Manager

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Nazma Hendricks

Operations Manager

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Sarah Strydom

Communications Coordinator

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Estelle Carolissen

Court Support Administrator

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Zodwa Thomas

Receptionist, Khayelitsha

021 361 9228

Barbara Williams

Counselling Coordinator, Athlone

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Rifqah Abrahams

Training & Development Coordinator

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Shahida Rahman

Organisational Assistant

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Joyce Doni

Counselling Coordinator

021 361 9228

Karen Cogill

Receptionist, Observatory

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Kholeka Booi

Training & Development Coordinator

021 361 9228

Find Us

23 Trill Road, Cape Town, 7925
335A Klipfontein Rd, Silvertown, Cape Town
89+Msobomvu Dr, Village 1 South, Cape Town,7784

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