Our Services

We work hard to protect and assist refugees, but our ultimate vision is to act as an integral part of a welcoming and enabling environment, for them to rebuild their lives.


Holistic intake and vulnerability assessments

Counseling and psychosocial support

Case and client management

Support to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence(SGBV).

Counseling and psychosocial support

Food assistance

Safe Shelter/accommodation or Rental assistance

Child Protection

Unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) case management and best interest determinations conducted for durable solutions

UASC monthly child support grants (foster grants).

Referrals for child protection

Health Services

Financial support for spectacles

Medical services referrals

Psychological and Trauma counseling

Mental Health In-depth-counseling

HIV/AIDS Support Group

Hygiene packs for males, sanitary packs for females & Pregnant mother packs

Emergency Relief

short-term only

Food vouchers

Financial contribution to rent/shelter or accommodation

Mattresses, blankets & kitchen appliance

Contributions towards Funerals

Education Support

Early Childhood Development school fee assistance

Primary and Secondary school fees

School and transportation fee support for Children with Special needs to attend schools

School Uniforms & Stationary assistance

About us

The Psychosocial Service Provision Programme looks at the individual client of family in a holistic manner to render services to the most vulnerable refugees. CTRC comes in with its Psychosocial service provision activities -addressing the short- to medium-term needs of the most vulnerable refugees and acting as a social safety net, while empowering them. The centre’s team of Social Workers serve as a first point of contact for vulnerable refugees, providing social assistance using the strengths-based approach to individual empowerment and crisis intervention (where necessary) as well as support to education, with emphasis on children with special needs.

Forcibly displaced people Worldwide




Stateless People


Refugees Settled


The Team

At the Cape Town Refugee Centre, every member of our team work tirelessly to ensure that only the best possible assistance is provided in an efficient and effective manner.

Rachel Bukasa

Executive Director

Zandile Balintulo

Social Worker

Mandisa Makade


Alice Umutesiwase


Fwanba Mukole

Social Counsellor

Stanley April

Access Officer/Driver

Antoinette Kader


Amanda Ismail

Senior Social Worker

Thembela Lena

Social Worker

Linda Gunguluza

Education Officer

Thandi Jininda

General Worker

Busiswa Mafestile

Registration Officer

Lushiku Benjamin Tshiteya

Community Development Officer/ Auxiliary Social Worker

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People of Corncern

We strive to make sure that all Asylum Seekers, Displaced people and other people of corncern have a smooth and successful intergration with South African Citizens.

We are able to achive this by working hard to protect the vulnerable, providing shelter, financial assistance packages and health care services among others.

What We Do

  • Protection
  • Shelter
  • Education
  • Innovation
  • Health
  • Cash-Based Interventions

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Thank you for getting to know more about us, we really do appreciate it. We’d love to hear from you. Anything from questions, compliments and suggestions. All is welcomed.

  • Address: F12, First Floor Wynberg Centre 123 Main Road Wynberg, 7800 Cape Town, South Africa
  • Phone: +27 (0) 21 762 9670
  • Email: info@Ctrc.co.za
  • Website: www.ctrc.co.za
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