Support Network

The partners below offer GBVF related services to the 100-Day Challenges teams and Amplifiers

CMWL focuses on infusing trauma counselling and mental wellness into various organisational processes, including strategy, programme design, operations, organisational culture, and leadership development. This is achieved through leadership coaching and mentorship, the supply of advisory services, mental resilience-building interventions, public speaking, capacity building and group or individual training.

Address: Bush Willow Park Estate, Greenstone Hill,1609

Telephone: 083 337 1616



LinkedIn: Centre for Mental Wellness and Leadership

Twitter: @CMWL_ZA


The Resource Directory serves as one of the strategies to reduce the victimization caused by protracted cross-referencing of the victims. All information in this Resource Directory has been obtained from the provincial Victim Empowerment Programme: (VEP) coordinators and provincial VEP service providers (counterparts). The layout of the Resource Directory is in an alphabetical order and national and provincial maps are inserted. The maps will assist in visualising where the victim is and appropriate/accurate locating or referring is imperative and can save a person’s life.

Mediator in divorce, maintenance & parenting plans

Natalie Ruiters is the face behind La Poppie Mediations, where she practices as a family mediator in full spectrum matters, such as divorce, maintenance, co-parenting and domestic abuse. She also mediates bullying and harassment cases. She is a court annexed-mediator doing mediations pro bono for an organization called for the children’s sake, in the domestic violence court and Children’s Court in Wynberg Magistrate Court in Cape Town. She is passionate about self-preservation, restoring families and healing of communities. 

She is also an advocate fighting for the most vulnerable, such as children, women, refugees and the fight against human trafficking. She is a trainer in the field of mediation. She writes various journal articles pertaining to justice and mediation. She is also a regular contributor to the SA Law Review Commission discussion papers.

Address:  Plumstead, Cape Town

Telephone: 076 977 6865




MWI cultivates innovative approaches to social transformation by placing mental wellness at the core of a thriving society. We envision a healed, safe and thriving society and operates with the values of Courage, Purpose and Integrity

MWI works to destigmatize mental health issues and offers our flagship trauma-informed “Leading for Healing” programme to enable and promote organisational and personal healing and strengthen the resilience of organisational leadership.

In addition, MWI houses the Collective Action magazine, which works to advance collaboration in the GBV response sector.

Address: 292 Surrey Avenue, Regus Business Park, Randburg

Telephone: 010 005 5362 / 063 912 8735



LinkedIn: Mental Wellness Initiative SA

Twitter: @MWISouthAfrica

NICDAM is registered as:

  • an educational and development Trust since 1999
  • a Non-Profit Organisation
  • a Further Education and Training College (FETC)

NICDAM is an Accredited Training Provider with QCTO and HWSETA, and has trained more than 45 000 learners to date.

Its focus areas are Social Development (particularly HIV and GBV); Health and Education; Capacity Building; NPO Organisational Development; Community Mobilisation and Dialogues; Social Entrepreneurship; and Trauma Management.

NICDAM has a strong focus on GBVF services, especially in its capacity of implementing the National Emergency Response Team (NERT) programme under the auspices of the National Department of Social Development (NDSD), since 2016. NICDAMs focus is to provide psychosocial support to survivors of trauma, disasters, crime, GBVF and violence. Most referrals come from the Gender-based Violence Command Centre (GBVCC) and NDSD. Media reporting on GBVF cases are also followed-up.

NICDAM is participating in research on GBVF. For example, in partnership with UNODC, UN Women, UNICEF and UNFPA, and under the directive of DWYPD, NICDAM collaborated in the development of the Comprehensive National Prevention Strategy (CNPS) on GBVF (First Draft) in 2021/22. This extensive literature research, that built on the National Strategic Plan (NSP), also involved engagements with more than 100 stakeholders.

NICDAM is currently implementing three projects with NACOSA, NDOH, and HWSETA in GBVF Hotspot areas in South Africa. These projects addresses the intersectionality of HIV and GBVF through testing for HIV and providing ATRs, prevention activities and psychosocial support services for survivors.

Address: 277 Erasmus Avenue, Raslouw AH, Centurion

Telephone: 083 289 0288 / 012 656 7014

Email: (Dr Alta le Roux)


LinkedIn: National Institute Community Development and Management

Twitter: @NICDAMSA

Our Mission: To enhance the capacity and sustainability of Community Based Non-Profit Organisations operating in the Vhembe District of Limpopo so as to align and strengthen their response to the health, safety and skills development needs of the communities they serve”.

Specific Objectives:

  • To provide Vhembe-based CBOs with a range of hands-on training and mentoring services aimed at building their capacity to provide holistic and sustainable services in the Health (HIV, Gender-based Violence & Femicide), Environment (water and waste management) and Community Safety (SAPS & Community relationship building) Sectors
  • To assist CBOs to conceptualise and develop innovative solutions to the challenges experienced by their communities,
  • When indicated, to aid the CBO to complete and submit funding applications for the projects they have conceptualised, and
  • To ensure that implementation of such projects is monitored, evaluated and documented for potential upscaling if warranted.

Our Team: The PracSol Team consists of former managers and senior personnel who worked for the Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme whilst Fiona Nicholson, TVEP’s Founder, was at the helm. Combined, the Team’s expertise covers all competencies required to build a relevant and sustainable NPO. Although based in Vhembe, Limpopo, we are willing to go where-ever we are needed!

Address: House #3, Thathe Vondo Forest Village, Limpopo

Telephone: 082 897 6451


We, as Police Officials of the South African Police Service commit ourselves to the creation of a safe and secure environment for all people in South Africa by –

  • participating in endeavours to address the root causes of crime in the community;
  • preventing action which may threaten the safety or security of any community; and
  • investigating criminal conduct which has endangered the safety or security of the community and bringing the perpetrators thereof to justice.


Found the Police station by clicking on the Province.


Services for victims of crime and violence

A shelter is a residential facility that accommodates all victims as well as their caregivers – dependents up to the age of 18 years (unless infrastructure provides for the admission of youth older than 18 years in a situation where the livelihood and safety is at risk). Shelters are set up to provide short term intervention in a
crisis situation for one day up to approximately six months (6 months) as the need dictates. There are currently 134 shelters (including Khuseleka One Stop Centres and Crisis Centres) across the country.

GBVF Command centre – 0800 428 428

National Shelter Movement South Africa –  24hr toll-free helpline –  0800 001 005

Thuthuzela Care Centres (TCCs) are one-stop facilities that have been introduced as a critical part of South Africa’s anti-rape strategy, aiming to reduce secondary victimisation and to build a case ready for successful prosecution. Fifty one centres have been established since 2006.

The Thuthuzela project is led by the NPA’s Sexual Offences and Community Affairs Unit (SOCA), in partnership with various departments and donors as a response to the urgent need for an integrated strategy for prevention, response and support for rape victims. Since its establishment, the SOCA Unit has been working to develop best practices and policies that seek to eradicate victimisation of women and children, while improving prosecution, particularly in the areas of sexual offences, maintenance, child justice and domestic violence.


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