Hesketh King Treatment Centre

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: Cape Town
Country: South Africa
Region: Central and Southern Africa
Website: http://www.hesketh.org.za
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Areas:
  • Rehabilitation
  • Drug Treatment
Short description:
1891 Rondebosch Social Farm
In 1891 the Cape Town City Council approached the Salvation Army seeking a solution to a problem with released Pollsmoor prisoners. It was noted that prisoners who had no skills were returning to crime to survive. The Salvation Army was requested to establish a skills training programme for these men and a tract of land was given to The Salvation Army for this purpose.
1995 Farm Sale
In 1995 it was decided that a choice had to be made regarding the rehabilitation programme and the farming operation. It was felt that the main objective was rehabilitation and the farm was put up for sale. It was purchased in 1996 and this left the Treatment Centre with a property of approx. 4.5 ha.
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