May 16, 2018

CMR East London has grown its staff and is widening its reach into several new areas in the greater East London region as the organisation works to deepen the social services it provides.

This is in response to recent developments around Child Welfare East London, which has resulted in all services previously rendered by this agency being suspended.

CMR East London has absorbed some of Child Welfare’s staff, and will take over its child protection services in Parkside, Pefferville, Parkidge, Duncan Village, Gompo and Cambridge Township, among other areas,...

May 16, 2018

Lack of hope and poor lifestyle choices resulting in child neglect and abuse are the daily reality of social workers at East London’s Christelike Maatskaplike Raad (CMR), but spirits were boosted by two recent accolades.

CMR East London manager Gaye Moonieya said receiving the award for the best childcare and protection NPO in the Eastern Cape in the inaugural Charlotte Maxeke Service Excellence Awards had been a “wonderful recognition of CMR’s work”.

The awards, under the auspices of the provincial department of social development, took place at the Sun B...

November 3, 2017

A new East London charity shop is all set to make a safe house for battered women and children more self-sufficient.

Profits made by the Out of the Box charity shop, which opened for business in Old Transkei Road, Nahoon, on Wednesday will be used to subsidise welfare projects run by the Christelike Maatskaplike Raad (CMR) and give East Londoners a new bargain-hunting spot.

AFFORDABLE SHOPPING: Christelike Maatskaplike Raad (CMR) manager Gaye Moonieya, and the organisation’s marketer, Nwabisa Dlabati, unpack second-hand donations to stock the new Out of th...

October 26, 2017

CMR East London is renting out its 20-seater, air-conditioned boardroom, fully equipped with whiteboard, data projector, projector screen and flip board.

Our physical address in 9 Gordon Road, Southernwood, East London.

Cost is R450 per day (7.30am - 4pm), or R350 for half day (7.30am to 1pm).

Crockery can be provided for teas, coffees and lunches,  while catering can be arranged from an external caterer.

Hire of crockery and data projector charged separately.

For more information or to make a reservation contact Merelda Ruiters or Gaye Moonieya on 043 722 61...

October 17, 2017

Consulting a Family Advocate

The Family Advocate renders legal and family mediation services. The purpose of the Family Advocate is to promote and protect the best interests of minor/dependent children in legal parental responsibilities and rights disputes.

The professional component of the Office of the Family Advocate comprises of lawyers (Family Advocates) and social workers (Family Counselors) , who operate in multi- disciplinary teams to ensure a holistic and qualitative approach to the best interests of the child throughout the dispute resolution or...

October 16, 2017

CMR East London is excited to announce that we have signed on as a beneficiary of the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet programme.

Money raised through this initiative will go to CMR's Victory House – Place of Restoration, our home for abused women and their children.

And as an additional bonus, Victory House will receive R20 for every person we sign up between now and October 29.

How does MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet work?

One of South Africa's biggest fundraising initiatives, this programme allows you to make a difference to our organisation, just by shopping. Ev...

September 28, 2017

In terms of the Domestic Violence Act, 1998, victims of any act of domestic violence can approach their local Magistrate Court and request assistance in bringing an application for a protection order.  

What is a protection order?

A protection order is a legal document that specifies the conditions that an abuser must adhere to, as specified by the courts. For example, the abuser:

  • should not commit any act of domestic abuse, 

  • should pay you rent, mortgage, or other monies, such as child support, and

  • should hand over firearms or dangerous weapo...

August 4, 2017

When a woman clutching an infant, a nine-year-old daughter battling cancer and the stick her husband used to beat her arrived at a safe house for women, social worker Gaye Moonieya knew she’d found her niche.

“I hate bullies and injustice really gets to me,” said Moonieya, a former Daily Dispatch journalist who once ran a shelter for streetchildren. Now the manager of Christelike Maatskaplike Raad (CMR) East London, she is devoted to helping physically abused women.

“This woman arrived with the police and with all her possessions in packets and she cried...

I have struggled as to why I chose this story to tell when there are so many and all are heart breaking and shocking and tragic.

But I think I chose it because it is so ordinary and similar ones are being quietly played out every day. And I wanted it to be heard because every life matters.

The Bible tells us to speak out on behalf of the voiceless, and for the rights of all who are vulnerable. It says, Speak out in order to judge with righteousness and to defend the needy and the poor. Poverbs 31:8-9 CEB

And so I want to share the story of Nwabisa and Grace...

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