"Nonceba, a beacon of hope in the middle of a crisis of abuse" – Pippa Hudson

Broadcasting live from Nonceba Family Counselling Centre, Pippa Hudson described the centre as a beacon of hope.

Nonceba Family Counselling Centre offers trauma counselling to survivors of rape and gender violence and provides a place of safety for abused women.

CapeTalk’s Pippa Hudson talks to the lady who began it all, Nocawe Mankayi. She is the co-founder of Nonceba, a previous manager of the centre and now a lay councillor.

17 years ago a 6 year old was raped in my community. I couldn’t just say somebody else’s child is raped, it could’ve been mine. We called a meeting and said I think we need a centre for child abuse in Khayelitsha

Nocawe Mankayi

Listen to the full conversation below

Ashley Kaimowitz was the epitome of selfless

Ashley Kaimowitz, a teenager whose visit to Nonceba Family Counselling Centre changed everything, was honoured as the LeadSA youth hero for the month of July.

At the age of 16 Ashley visited Nonceba Centre in Khayelitsha. At the time, the centre was operating out of a small 2-room facility. She was so shocked by the child rape crisis she encountered there, that she decided to do something about it.

Unfortunately Ashley died at the age of 19 but her family decided to take the baton and finish the race.

Pippa Hudson speaks to Ashley’s sister Kelly Kaimowitz who said her sister was the epitome of selfless:

Ashley was that kind of a sister that always looked after me, a typical big sister. I wish I paid more attention to her.

Kelly Kaimowitz

Pauline Perez - Centre manager at Nonceba Counselling Centre

Pauline Perez is a social worker by profession and the current manager of Nonceba. She has been in this role since 2012. She tells Pippa Hudson about the operations of the centre – the challenges they’re facing and some of the services they offer.

According to Perez the centre has 22 staff members (clinical and non-clinical). Going forward, Perez says they would like to extend the centre and have children resource centre, a library and classrooms. But funding remains an issue.

A lot of women coming to our centre have low literacy levels and no jobs skills, it is really difficult

Pauline Perez

Services offered at Nonceba Centre

  • Full counselling service – counselling victims of crime and violence, abused children and women who are victims of domestic violence
  • Residential care facility – 21 bed facility

  • School outreach programme

  • After school care programme taking care of 120 children

Social worker at Nonceba Centre - Nozuko Conjwa

Nonceba Councelling Centre has a supervisor social worker working in its premises. Pippa Hudson spoke to Nozuko Conjwa who is responsible for the service delivery and the functioning of the centre. She also supervises all the social workers, house mothers and the social auxiliary workers.

Conjwa shared with Pippa on how the centre assists women who are victims of domestic abuse to get rehabilitated and some of the issues that influences domestic violence.

Ashley's former school donates R2000 to Nonceba

While still at Nonceba, the school that Ashley Kaimowitz used to go to, Herzlia High school called to say they would like to donate R2000 to Nonceba Family Councelling Centre. The school also hosts annual awards in Ashley's name.


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