A Bus drive for Change in Rural Areas.


The Stop the Bus team is ready to take the road.

It Wednesday morning 8:30 and Stop the Bus team is ready to take the road to the rural areas of the Western Cape. This year only one bus is on the road as previous years two teams took part in this campaign. This campaign goes hand in hand with the 16 of activism against the abuse of women and children.


Community members at the Brickfield informal settlement.

First stop Paarl; it was just yesterday in the same town that the farm workers handed over a memorandum to the police. The strike is  over and people are back at work.

The team made their way to the police station to meet the contact person Sgt. C. Bowes who was our escort for the day. The door to door was in an informal settlement, Brickfield people are very disadvantage with a high unemployment rate.


The team interacting with the little ones at Ithembalethu Day Care Centre.

No toilets and only one tap (running water) for this community.

Shaamiela represented the team at the radio station where she was interviewed by Eddie Williams and Sura Swart.


Shaamiela , Sura Swart School Social Worker and Eddie Williams Radio Presenter

The topics were understanding rape, myths around rape and what to do after a survivor has been raped.


Evelynne Doing a Talk at the banquet.

The team was invited by SAPS  to do a talk at a  banquet prepared for female farm workers.
It was 10pm when the team arrived at the accommodation in Worcester.









Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust wishes to thank our donor Department of Social Development (DSD)  that made Stop the Bus 2012 possible.

Department of Social Development Provincial Logo

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We have a vision of a South Africa in which rape survivors suffer no secondary trauma, and are supported throughout their interaction with the Criminal Justice System (CJS). Our mission is to promote an end to violence against women, specifically rape, and to assist women to achieve their right to live free from violence. Rape Crisis Cape Town seeks to achieve its mission through counselling and training of women, thereby reducing the trauma experienced by rape survivors, and encouraging reporting of rape and the conviction of rapists.

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