More than 100 missing kids in CT since last year

Authorities are raising awareness at the start of National Child Protection Week.

FILE: Police forensics dig behind the Mitchells Plain homes of Shaskia Michaels and Kauthar Bobbs on 18 October 2013. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police said more than 100 children have gone missing in the province between January 2014 and March 2015.

Sunday marked the start of National Child Protection Week and authorities are going all out to raise awareness around the issue.

Among the latest missing children cases police are investigating is that of Sasha-Lee November.

WATCH: Sasha-Lee November

The six-year-old Hanover Park girl has been missing for weeks.

Matthew Ohlsson, Shaskia Michaels, Kauthar Bobbs and November are just a handful of the other Cape Town children who have disappeared without a trace.

WATCH: Matthew Ohlsson

Their mothers have not given up hope despite the weeks, months and in some instances years that have passed since their children vanished.

Others found closure albeit under tragic circumstances.

In the days after little Bukho Mlityalwa went missing in Kraaifontein, his mother prayed for his safe return.

Her pleas became heart-wrenching cries when the little boy's body was found in a dam near his home several days later.

Read EWN's feature on missing kids.