16 Days Campaign - Events Programme | Western Cape Government


16 Days Campaign - Events Programme

25 November 2013

Media Release by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety

On Saturday I launched the Western Cape Government’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign in Bredasdorp. This meeting was the first of a number of public meetings that I will be hosting throughout the 16 Days campaign.

The Western Cape Government believes that safety starts in your home and within your own family.  This is the message that I am bringing to our communities as we know that domestic violence is often not reported. I am telling everyone at the public meetings hosted by the Western Cape Department of Community Safety, that if anyone is being abused, or if they know of anyone being abused, they must contact the Western Cape Government’s Department of Social Development immediately on 0800 220 250.

While this campaign might only come around once a year, my department promotes this message at public meetings throughout the year and highlights the services available to our women and children.

Our women and children have a right to be safe and treated with respect and care. Partners and family members must take care of each other.  Only when we have peace in our homes, can we have peace in our communities.

The Western Cape Government provides social work services to families across this province.  But Parents must also take responsibility for their children. You must know where your children are at all times. If anyone suspects a child is being abused, report it immediately to our Department of Social Development on 0800 220 250.

For support and more information, SMS the word INFO to 35 395, or visit www.westerncape.gov.za


List of public meetings, including dates and venues:

25/11KleinmondProtea Community Hall, Protea Road, Kleinmond10H00
25/11HermanusZwelihle Community Hall, Lusiba Street, off Swartdam Road, Zwelihle15H00
26/11GansbaaiPretorius Hall, Main Road, Gansbaai15H00
27/11KraaifonteinBrackenfell Civic Centre17H00
29/11PiketbergShowgrounds, behind Radie Kotze Hospital10H00
29/11PortervilleN. Otto Community Hall, corner of Long & Jakaranda Street14H00
03/11SwellendamThusong Hall, Railton, Swellendam10H00
03/12RiversdalCivic Centre, Van Den Berg Street, Riversdal14H00





Media Enquiries: 

Dan Plato
Minister of Community Safety
Cell: 076 832 5505

Greg Wagner
Spokesperson for Minister Plato
Cell: 072 623 4499