Media Advisory

Attention Journalists and News Editors

Pretoria, 29 September 2017

 

MINISTER SHABANGU LAUNCHES THE NATIONAL DIALOGUES FOR NO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN MPUMALANGA

Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Hon Susan Shabangu, MP, will launch the Mpumalanga edition of the National Dialogues for No Violence Against Women and Children on Tuesday, 03 October 2017, at Marite Community Hall, Bushbuckridge.

The objective of the National Dialogues is to assist the Department of Women and government to best understand the nature and causes of the scourge of femicide, rape and violence against women and children, in order to inform government’s response and course of action.

The National Dialogues in Mpumalanga will take place in all three municipal districts in the province; Ehlanzeni, Nkangala and Gert Sibande. The focus of the dialogues might vary from district to district as they will be informed by the social issues and challenges unique to each district.

The National Dialogues have already been rolled out in Limpopo and Northern Cape provinces as part of the #365 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children. The dialogues are a platform for deepening democracy whilst ensuring safer and crime-free communities - especially for women and children.

The Department of Women is undertaking the National Dialogues in partnership with the Mpumalanga Provincial Government and their respective municipalities, Mpumalanga Departments of Social Development, Community Safety and Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), faith-based organisations, traditional leaders, civil society organisations, legal and the private sector.

 

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date: 03 October 2017

Venue: Marite Community Hall, Bushbuckridge

Time: 09:00 

 

The schedule of the National Dialogues in Mpumalanga is as follows:

Name of District Municipality

Name of Local Municipality

Target Area (Town)

Target Date

Ehlanzeni District Municipality

Bushbuckridge Local

Bushbuckridge

03 October 2017

Nkomazi Local Municipality

Komatipoort

04 October 2017

Gert Sibande District Municipality

Govan Mbeki Local Municipality

Secunda

11 October 2017

Msukaligwa Local Municipality

Ermelo

12 October 2017

Nkangala District Municipality

Thembisile Hani Local Municipality

KwaMhlanga

25 October 2017

Steve Tswete Local Municipality

Middelburg

26 October 2017

 

RSVP’s and Enquiries

Aubrey Mnisi – Communications Manager - Bushbuckridge Local Municipality

079 874 3334 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

or

Peter Mbelengwa – Media Liaison Officer for the Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women

082 611 8197 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

ISSUED BY THE MINISTRY IN THE PRESIDENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR WOMEN