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Khayelitsha youth soccer tournament & Lwandle Men’s march Against Violence

5 December 2014

This weekend, the 16 Days of Activism campaign for No Violence Against Women and Children continues with activities across the metro.

Tomorrow, Saturday 6 December 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, and Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Nomafrench Mbombo, in partnership with the South African Police Service (SAPS) will host a youth soccer tournament in Khayelitsha.

The tournament as well as the activities and exhibitions on offer will bring together 240 young men and women from across Khayelitsha, friends, families and the extended community in raising awareness about safety and the importance of the family in the fight to eradicate abuse and violence from our homes and communities.

On Sunday, 7 December 2014, Minister Plato, will partner with the Helderberg Archdeaconry of the False Bay Anglican Church for their “Men’s march” for no violence against women and children in Lwandle.

The march will bring together 5 churches in the Helderberg and up to 300 men are anticipated to take part in the march through the residential areas affected by domestic violence and abuse.

The Western Cape Government, together with safety partners as a collective, challenge every person in the province to ensure that “Safety starts in the family” and observe 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children towards 365 days of action to eradicate violence from our communities, Better Together.

There will be an opportunity for photographs and interviews.

 

Note: All media are invited to attend.

Details:          Youth Soccer Tournament, Khayelitsha
Date:              Saturday, 6 December 2014
Time:               09:00
Venue:           Mandela Park Stadium, Mathew Goniwe Street, Khayelitsha

Details:          Men’s March for No Violence, Lwandle
Date:              Sunday, 7 December 2014
Time:               14:00
Venue:           St Mary’s Church, Nonqubela Street, Lwandle

For updated event information, march starting points and routes, please visit the Department of Community Safety website.

Media Enquiries: 

Ewald Botha
Spokesperson for Minister Plato
Cell: 079 694 1113

Siviwe Gwarube
Spokesperson for Minister Mbombo
Cell: 076 055 6280