Shortage of local heroes: temporary care volunteers needed

Pensioner Elizabeth Mntungwa, who is the only safety parent in the Witsand area, says she can't imagine her life without her foster children. Photo by Barbara Maregele.

In accordance with the Children's Act 38 of 2005, a safety parent may be needed to care for a child for an emergency period of 48 hours up to a maximum of 90 days.