Video: How an organisation is giving Cape Flats children balls not guns
On average three children are killed in South Africa every day, according to UNICEF South Africa.
Balls Not Guns is a community organisation that tries to keep children on the Cape Flats away from gangs by encouraging them to get involved in sport. There are few recreational facilities in these areas, according to founder Gloria Veale.
Balls Not Guns had a sports event on Youth Day. GroundUp spoke to mothers who have lost their children to gang violence.
© 2022 GroundUp. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
You may republish this article, so long as you credit the authors and GroundUp, and do not change the text. Please include a link back to the original article.
We put an invisible pixel in the article so that we can count traffic to republishers. All analytics tools are solely on our servers. We do not give our logs to any third party. Logs are deleted after two weeks. We do not use any IP address identifying information except to count regional traffic. We are solely interested in counting hits, not tracking users. If you republish, please do not delete the invisible pixel.