Zanethemba is all about making investments in the lives of the children and youth on a consistent and daily basis.
They’re investments that bring hope, love and change in the lives of those who live in areas at risk.
We have been implementing programmes aimed at the safety and well being of vulnerable children and youth in underserved areas of Port Elizabeth since 2008. View our NPO Certificate here
Zanethemba is a safe place for children who have been abandoned, abused, neglected or orphaned.
Our Zanethemba Safe Haven is a Temporary Safe Care Facility for young children from newborn to 6 years old.
We have children in our care who have been neglected, abandoned, orphaned or abused.
All children are placed in our care by Social Workers, from various organisations, by means of a court order. The children remain in our care until a permanent solution can be worked out for their situation.
We work hand-in-hand with the Department of Social Development and various Child Welfare Organisations.
Where do the children go?
When children leave our Haven, depending on their unique set of circumstances, they are either reunited with their biological parents, fostered by a biological family member (like an aunt or granny), placed in foster care with non-family foster parents, adopted or placed in a children’s home.
We value a family environment for the children. We believe every child is wonderful and fearfully made by our Heavenly Father and we see it as our task to protect the uniqueness of the child, to provide the tools necessary to aid the development of the child and to create an environment in which the child can prosper whilst feeling loved and wanted.
meet our amazing team
Catherine van Rensburg
Thabisa Caroline Mangaliso
Wendy Vennesa Sylvester
Simamkele Liyema Tyala
sandiswa Bangani Skali