Almost 40 000 children are currently in foster care in the Western Province.
The figures were revealed at the African Regional Child Trauma Conference which aims to highlight and address childhood trauma.
The spokesperson for the Minister of Social Development, Sharna
Fernandez joined John Maytham on Tuesday afternoon.
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Guest: Ofentse Pitse SA's 1st black woman to conduct and own an orchestraLISTEN TO PODCAST
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EWN Reporter Barry BatemanLISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest: Bob Schumacher, the Regional Head of United AirlineLISTEN TO PODCAST