How we help

The Children's Home is responsible for the care, support, protection and development of the children in its custody through various therapeutic and developmental programmes.

In terms of Regulation 75 (2) of the Children's Act 38 of 2005, programmes implemented at Child and Youth Care Centres must be approved by the Provincial Head of Social Development. The HOD has authorised the Director: Facility Management and Inspectorate, Ms L Goosen as a suitably qualified person to assess and approve the programmes of CYCC's in the Western Cape (refer to section 191 (4) (a) and (b)).

1.1 Developmental Assessment
1.2 Individual Counselling
1.3 Grief Counselling
1.4 Psycho-social support
1.5 Trauma Counselling
1.6 Play Therapy
1.7 Behaviour Modification
1.8 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
1.9 Conflict Resolution
1.10 Anger Management
1.11 Substance Dependency and Prevention
1.12 Occupational Therapy

2.1 Victim Empowerment – Middle Childhood
2.2 Victim Empowerment – Adolescence
2.3 Theft
2.4 Bullying
2.5 Emotional Intelligence – Teenagers
2.6 Emotional Intelligence – Primary School
2.7 HIV/Aids Prevention
2.8 Rights and Responsibilities of children's
2.9 Independent Living
2.10 Independent Living- School leavers
2.11 Income Generating Activities
2.12 Early Childhood Development
2.13 Preparation for secondary school
2.14 Substance Dependency and Prevention

3.1 Sport and Recreational
3.2 Choir/Singing
3.3 Drama and Dancing
3.4 Board Games

Please contact our Professional Services Manager at 021 873 3834 or at should you need more information on our programmes.

“House Andrew Murray taught me to be independent, to respect other people along with many other values I still hold dear to today.” - Heinrich Gabler


Our History

Dr Andrew Murray

Dr Andrew Murray, then pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church in Wellington, travelled through the Karoo.  On his travels he noticed how many girls living on farms were without any work or even education.

This situation bothered him so much that he established the Industrial School in Wellington where these girls could learn skills like house keeping, food preparation sewing, as well as learning to read and write.

The first building in Murray Street was completed in 1898 and the first 36 girls from the Union and mission stations in Rhodesia and Nyasaland were sent there for training.

Meet the team

Our Governing Body

Our Governing Body

Back Row Left to Right: Stephan Spies (Marketing), Erik Marais (Asset Management), Jaco Holtzhausen (Manager), Roelof Viljoen (Finance), Wikus Naude (Professional Services)
Front Row Left to Right: Danie Theart (Chairman), Adam de Vries (Additional) & Gielie Scholtz (Human Resources)


Manager: Jaco Holtzhausen

Our Team
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