• Applications have closed
    The R1 makes a difference campaign is coming to an end on 30 April 2016.  The new Foundation focus will be announced after May 2016.
  • Applications have closed
    Thank you to the many organisations who have applied to the Vital Foundation for funding.  If you have registered, you are welcome to view your application with your login details. You will not be able to edit or change your profile or funding request.  You will be notified of the progress of your application via email and by logging onto this website.

Phansi nge abuse

Nominate an organisation fighting abuse for the VITAL AWARD and Vital Foundation will donate R35 000 to the monthly winning organisation. You can win a Samsung prize. Click here to enter.

The competition runs from 18 August 2014 to 25 November 2014. Monthly winners will be announced on Expresso, Metro, 5FM and RSG. You can also see the winning organisations and nominators on Vital’s Facebook page and this website.

De Koker ordered abuse on Buys

Johannesburg – Michael Erasmus, co-accused of killing a 15-year-old boy at a military-style camp, told the Vereeniging Regional Court on Tuesday he was too scared to tell anyone about the abuse there. Read the full article >>


As long as we take the view that these are problems for woman alone to solve, we cannot expect to reverse the high incidence of rape and child abuse. Domestic violence will not be eradicated. We will not defeat this scourge that affects each and every one of us, until we succeed in mobilising the whole of our society to fight it.

– Nelson Mandela


The purpose of this website is to help you find the information and help you need at your fingertips. This is a developing portal and you are welcome to send us your suggestions of information that you find useful and that will be of benefit to others.


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Read and you are welcome to submit stories of hope, words of encouragement and inspirational quotes.


Find information about the steps to take or to find out more about abuse.


Do you want to join the fight against abuse? Find out how you can get involved.

Take a stand against woman and child abuse

Lets stop this scourge and achieve healthy families and a healthy society