Please join us for an empowerment breakfast in aid of the Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp Foundation for abused women and children at the beautiful Balalaika Sandton.
The Foundation strives to be Reeva’s voice and continue her work in educating and empowering women and children against Violence and Abuse.
The Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp Foundation strives to be Reeva’s voice and continue her work:
June Steenkamp, Reeva’s mother, has taken over the baton from Reeva to continue the work Reeva had started.
The REEVA REBECCA STEENKAMP FOUNDATION was registered in November 2015. June is trying to raise awareness of the horrific statistics of violence and abuse against women and children not only in South Africa, but around the world, by using her voice to educate and speak against abuse of women and children, as Reeva had done.
A yearly bursary is granted to a third year law student with interests in Family Law.
Our long term goal is to have places of safety established in at least 2 provinces.
Support is being offered to victims whom approach the foundation for assistance.
We have partnered with 4 attorneys in our pilot project in Port Elizabeth.
It is an order issued by a court at your request, ordering a person with whom you have or had a domestic relationship, to stop the abuse. It may also prevent the person from getting help from any other person to commit such acts. An interim protection order can also be issued at any time of the day or night for your protection.
Any victim of domestic violence. Children, and if they are too young, a parent or guardian, or any person acting on behalf of someone who is responsible for them, but with their permission. A police official.
It is the commitment of the SAPS to treat victims of domestic violence with sensitivity and care.
Locate the complaint and take reasonable steps to protect the complainant from any further danger. Create an environment that is conducive to communicate. Obtain statements from the complainant and witness(es). If there is reason to believe that an act of violence has been committed, the respondent must be arrested immediately without a warrant. Search the premises and seize (for safekeeping) any firearms and/or dangerous weapons in the possession of the person who has either threatened to kill or injure another person. We will also do this if we are satisfied that the offender’s mental state, inclination towards violence and/or dependence on alcohol or drugs could influence his/her behaviour and pose a threat to anyone.
We will ensure that a medical officer collects and records any medical evidence in support of a criminal charge.
We will go with you to your home when you need to collect personal belongings, if this is provided for in a protection order that has been issued.
Should a police officer fail to carry out this commitment, you can report the matter to the station commissioner at the relevant police station. The complaint will be noted in a complaints register, stating the name of the member concerned, the date on which the complaint is lodged, and the details of the complaint. The station commissioner will take disciplinary steps against the member involved. The Police Service will also refer the complaint to the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) for their recommendations. If you are not satisfied with the way in which a station commissioner is dealing with your complaint, you may personally report the matter to the ICD. We will send monthly reports on your complaint(s) against police members to the SAPS Head Office.
Phone the South African Police Service. Thereafter a statement will be taken from you. Provide the police with the warrant of arrest you received together with the protection order (if you have lost it, apply at the court for another one). If you are in immediate danger the abuser will be arrested, otherwise the abuser will be given a notice to appear in court the next day.
Identify places where you can use a telephone quickly and easily. Always carry a list of emergency numbers with you. Make sure that the people you usually visit, have a copy of the protection order and/or warrant of arrest. Put some money in a safe place so that you can take a taxi or bus in case of an emergency. Have an extra set of keys for the house or car. If possible, have a set of clothes for yourself (and your children) packed in a bag, and keep it in a safe place (for example, at a neighbour's house). If you are planning to leave, leave when your partner is not around, and take your children with you. Make sure that you are in possession of essential documents like IDs, your medical aid card, and your savings/credit card.
As part of the nationwide 16 days of activism against woman and child abuse June initiated a march on the Port Elizabeth beach and joined hands with other parents whose daughters had been killed: Michelle and Derrick Inggs (Parents of Jade Panayiotou) and Freddie Sithole (Father of daughter Tshepiso).