Who We Are
Missing Children South Africa was established in March 2007 in response to the kidnapping and brutal murders of Sheldean Human (7) from Pretoria and Anestacia Wiese (12) from Mitchell�s Plain, in an effort to assist and support families finding themselves in similar desperate situations.
MCSA assists the South African Police Service (SAPS) in all missing persons cases in South Africa. The first 24 hours after a person goes missing is the most crucial. MCSA exists to be reactive and to create awareness when a missing persons case is reported. The fact that children go missing each year is a real and present danger, and as an organisation, we feel it is necessary to ensure that the citizens of South Africa are aware of this threat to the safety of all our children.
Missing Children SA has a Level One (135%) B-BBEE Procurement Recognition.
To assist families and the South African Police Service with all reported missing persons cases.
What We Do
MCSA�s first tier is an emergency response service. We have a national helpline for incident reports and callers are advised on which immediate steps to take in logging the incident officially with SAPS so as to ensure efficient and timeous action. We also liaise with the investigating officers on the case so as to ensure a continuous flow of information between the parents and authorities, often advising the officers on duty as to the correct steps to take.
Secondly, by activating a vast national social and media network we distribute flyers of missing persons, creating mass awareness of the individual and maximising the chances of the person being recovered. Our network provides an incredibly efficient, instant mass distribution of flyers, within moments of an incident. Since prevention is the most effective way to keep our children safe, we strive to educate both parents, guardians and children on the dangers of abduction, human trafficking and kidnapping by visiting schools and making informational flyers and leaflets available.
To make South Africa a safer place for all our children.