Media Alert: Joint Press Conference about Child Safety on the Province's Roads This Holiday Season
Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, and Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, will on Monday host a press conference about child safety on the province's roads this holiday season. They will draw attention to the high numbers of children that are killed and injured on Western Cape roads.
The ministers will be joined by Professor Sebastian van As, the head of national NGO Childsafe and the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, who, after an introduction to the issue by the Health Minister, will do a presentation on the dangers faced by children on the roads and the shocking numbers of children treated as a result of unsafe travel.
Thereafter, Minister Carlisle will go through the current legislation and regulations governing child seats and seat belts and announce stricter enforcement over the festive season. He will then explain how he plans, over the longer term, to introduce international best practice to the province.
Members of the media are invited to attend.
Date: 5 December 2011
Venue: Minister Carlisle's Boardroom, Ministry, Eighth Floor, 9 Dorp Street, Cape Town
Ministry of Health
Cell: 082 771 8834
Ministry of Transport and Public Works
Cell: 084 233 3811