More teens going missing

Missing Children South Africa says it has received over 500 since the beginning of the year.

Missing Children South Africa says it has received over 500 since the beginning of the year. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Missing Children South Africa says 58 percent of the cases it receives are related to teenagers going missing.

The organisation received more than 500 cases since January.

The organisation says November 2012 was its busiest month with more than 70 cases being reported countrywide.

Their annual statistics show Gauteng has the highest number of missing children at 260, followed by the Western Cape with just 150 cases.

The organisation's Nicky Rheede says the Northern Cape and Limpopo have the lowest numbers.

"It's because in some provinces people don't know about Missing Children South Africa. We are busy with awareness campaigns."

She says they are also expecting a busy December as school children are on holidays and they are often left unsupervised.