About us

Malachi Place of Safety was established in 2005 by Audrey and Ruan Brummer after they volunteered to open their home as a safe house for abused and abandoned children. Ruan works in a specialized Unit within the SAPS, at the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS Unit), formerly known as the Child Protection Unit. The children come from homes where drugs or alcohol is abused. Many of them are abandoned by their families or come from homes where they have experienced physical, mental or sexual abuse. They are placed in Malachi Place of Safety in the interim while social workers and police investigate their cases.

Audrey and Ruan opened their family home so that the children are provided with a loving, caring family environment; something many of them are not familiar with! They are also provided with all the normal everyday needs, like food, clothing, medical care, education, etc. The family try to restore their trust in adults and give them hope for the future.

Audrey hopes to impact on their lives so that they can leave with skills, knowledge and strength and affect others’ lives in a positive way.


“May the good lord be with you

Down every road you roam

And may sunshine and happiness

Surround you when you’re far from home

And may you grow to be proud

Dignified and true

And do unto others

As you’d have done to you

Be courageous and be brave

And in my heart you’ll always stay

May good fortune be with you

May your guiding light be strong

Build a stairway to heaven

With a prince or a vagabond

And may you never love in vain

And in my heart you’ll always remain

And when you finally fly away

I’ll be hoping that I served you well

For all the wisdom of a lifetime

No one can ever tell

But whatever road you choose

I’m right behind you, win or lose”

Forever Young, Rod Stewart


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Non Profit Organisation No:  062-457