Community Empowerment EMPD


As the global movement of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children kickstarts on Saturday, 25 November and runs until 10 December, the City advocates for no violence for all.

This according to the City, is achieved by working closely with civil society and private organisations based in the city that offer support to victims of abuse, which include both men and women.

“The high rate of GBV continues to place a heavy burden on the health and criminal justice system, as well as rendering many survivors unable to work or move freely in society. Hence the City is strengthening its fight against the scourge by joining forces with the private sector and giving support to men structures internally. 

“Charity begins at home, while as a city we encourage residents to utilise social services available free of charge at Customer Care Centres (CCC) across Ekurhuleni there are also internal structures such as the Men’s Forum for our staff,” explains the City’s spokesman Zweli Dlamini.

The men’s form structure for the City’s male employee’s whose objective is to support men understand the different forms of abuse and speak out.

Robert Sambo, the Men’s Forum chairperson, says the forum focuses on diverse programmes like psychosocial support groups aiming to motivate, engage, and inspire men to be examples of change in their community. This also includes creating a culture of men also speaking up when they too experience abuse.

The social services offered in the city include but not limited to:

•         Couples counselling

•         Family preservation and counselling service

•         Individual counselling

•         Shelter placements

•         Victim empowerment counselling

The shelter placement aspect of the service follows thorough assessment of the victims living condition, and upon mutual agreement the victim is put in a place of safety that would be a shelter.

Below is a list of the non-government organisations the City works with:

Mercy HavenBoksburg011 892 5617 011 892 5641
POWA Monise section, Katlehong/ Vosloorus 011 8602858 011 905 9359 011 905 2212
FAMSABoksburg011 892 4272
COGTAProvincial Government076 062 8798
Dept. Of Social Development          Germiston011 820 0300  
NPA/Thuthuzela Care Centre      Thelle Moegoerane Hospital        073 532 1160  
SAPS/Crime prevention Unit       Eastrand011 617 3687
Ekupholeni Mental Health & Victim Support Centre    Katlehong011 389 0786 073 160 4740  
SAMAGGermiston011 872 0992 078 663 6109
EMPD/Crime prevention Unit      COE073 785 9202
Khanya Family Centre      Katlehong 011 905 0915