Public Policy

Girls & Boys Town South Africa is a private, registered non-profit organisation in terms of the Non-profit Organisation’s Act (Act 71 of 1997) Registration No 009-244 NPO.

Girls & Boys Town is registered as a Public Benefit Organisation in terms of Section 18A of the Income Tax Act (Act 58 of 1962). Donations to Girls & Boys Town are tax-deductible in the hands of the donor – up to 5% of taxable income – whichever is the greater amount. No duty is charged on bequests made to us in Wills (SARS ref 8/11/13/379).

Only staff in the employ of Girls & Boys Town are permitted to raise funds for the organisation unless otherwise specifically authorised.

The stories of youth published in our reports are true but their names have been altered to protect their identity.

Youth are admitted to Girls & Boys Town regardless of race, colour or religion.

The Girls & Boys Town books of account are audited annually and its financial statements are available on request or can be viewed at the office of the Director of Non-profit Organisations.

Girls & Boys Town does not receive funding from Community Chests in South Africa.

Terms & conditions
This site and the content provided in this site may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed. ‘Deep-linking’, ’embedding’ or using analogous technology is strictly prohibited. Unauthorized use of this site and/or the materials contained on this site may violate applicable copyright, trademark or other intellectual property laws or other laws.

The owner of this site, the authors of these contents and in general anybody connected to this site in any way, from now on collectively called “Providers”, assume no responsibility for errors or omissions in these contents.

We reserve the right to modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part of) without notice.

In an effort to assist our users, we may provide links to other websites or sources. We are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

You can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. However, you should be aware that anonymous visitor information such as your IP address, browser type (Netscape or Explorer) referring pages and pages visited on the website may be automatically collected for statistical analysis of web traffic patterns.

If you do give us personal information in order to make an online donation – we will not to share these details with any third parties, other than those necessary to process your donation.

Our web pages utilise “cookies” and other technologies which serve to recall personal information previously given by a Web user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.

We may from time to time send e-mail announcing new projects and giving feedback to supporters. You are given the opportunity to Opt-out in every email, and if you choose to opt-out you will not receive any further emails from us.

Online Donations
All online credit card transactions are processed in South African Rand (ZAR) only by PayFast.
PayFast is a certified South African secure payments gateway with the following security & fraud prevention measures in place:
PCI-DSS Level 1 Compliant
Extended Validation SSL with 256-bit encryption
Weekly penetration testing
3D Secure
GEO IP tracking
BIN/IIN validation
Secure Servers
Two-factor authentication
All payments checked against online blacklisted card databases

Should you wish for any reason to cancel your online donation, you may do so within seven (7) days and receive a full refund (less bank charges). Kindly notify us of any refund required by emailing .

By using this website, you consent to the terms of these terms and conditions and to Girls and Boys Town processing personal information for the purposes given.

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