The teen was reported missing by her mother after she was supposed to go and see her father
Erin Fredericks, 15, was last seen at her father’s house in Grassy Park on 2 June wearing a grey hoodie, light blue jeans and a pair of black Van takkies.
Joanie Fredericks from the Mitchells Plain Crisis Forum says they have been following up on leads with assistance from police and the community.
She says they remain hopeful that the girl will be found unharmed.
Meanwhile, the Grassy Park Community Policing Forum (CPF) has slammed the SAPS for the way it has handled the search for teenager Erin Fredericks.
“The CPF was never informed of the missing girl. We could not institute a search to assist, and this happens quite often. Police have handled this very badly because, had we been informed, we would have related that information to the community immediately,” said spokesperson Philip Bam.
Bam said the CPF received a lead yesterday which they would follow up.
“We regret that we could not do anything about this because we did not know about it,” he said.
Yesterday, police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana appealed for public assistance to locate Erin.
“According to information the child contacts her parents but doesn’t return home. The search for her continues.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Grassy Park police station on 021 700 3900 or the Pink Ladies on 072 214 7439 / 083 378 4882 / 072 620 7704.