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Emergency room — a place of safety, rest for abandoned children

Here they are met with the loving hands of Mpofi Makepe, 57, a childcare worker with dozens of teddy bears to comfort them

Karabo Ledwaba Journalist

The “emergency room” at the Johannesburg Child Welfare (JCW) is a small colourful play room in their inner city office where children can rest, bathe and eat while social workers find them a safe place to stay.

Here they are met with the loving hands of Mpofi Makepe, 57, a childcare worker with dozens of teddy bears to comfort them. “This is my office, this is where I get the work done,” said Makepe...

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