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...

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...

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