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About Us

The Homestead , established in 1982,  is registered in South Africa as a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 003-217), and as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 130001038)  and all Homestead projects are legally registered and compliant with the Department of Social Development Western Cape regulations and aligned to the South African Children’s Act 38 of 2005.

Our mission

To help street children reconstruct their shattered lives, and to provide prevention and early intervention services to children and families in disadvantaged communities.

Our vision

It is The Homestead’s vision that no child should live, work or beg on the streets of Cape Town and that every child should live in a community with a family.


The Homestead’s Unique Value Proposition

  • Proven organisation sustainability with a 32 year track record of being able to get and keep children off the street.
  • A community controlled secular organisation with extensive local and international support and a sound fiscal, management and delivery record.
  • An acknowledged National Government best practice model, one partially funded by and fully registered with the Department of Social Development Western Cape.
  • An organisation with  established child-friendly, modern and legislative compliant infrastructure that is ideally positioned to provide community-based services to children on the street, as well as to vulnerable children within communities from which street children originate.
  • A leader and innovator in solution based, needs-driven and child-focused interventions that successfully that stabilise, heal, develop and educate children for a self-sustainable and successful future away from street life.

Homestead Organogram

The Homestead Director

Ms  Nqabakazi Mathe:   director@thehomestead.org.za

PA:  julia@thehomestead.org.za