Western Cape Government announces June/July School Holiday Youth Programmes | Western Cape Government


Western Cape Government announces June/July School Holiday Youth Programmes

24 June 2015

With the school holidays approaching, it is important that we, the whole of society, remain vigilant to ensure our youth remain safe during the school holiday period.

While we can protect our learners as far as possible while they are on the school premises, it is a reality that during school holidays, young people often make unhealthy and risky lifestyle choices because they have limited access to recreational opportunities or supervision. This is particularly the case in high crime and gang activity areas.

Tomorrow, 25 June 2015, Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, as well as Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, will announce the Western Cape Government’s plans to provide positive and safe alternatives for our youth during the June/July school holidays which commence Friday, 26 June 2015.

The Western Cape Government is committed to provide opportunities for the youth of our province throughout the year, not only during Youth Month.

The announcement of the transversal youth interventions aims to positively engage, entertain and safeguard our youth during school holidays when they are at greater risk for exposure to substance abuse, drugs, violence and gangsterism.

Note: All media are invited and welcome to attend.

Date:              Thursday, 25 June 2015
Time:              11:00
Venue:           Media Room, 15 Wale Street, Cape Town

There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews. Please allow time for signing in or confirm attendance with ID number in advance.

Media Enquiries: 

Ewald Botha
Spokesperson to Minister Dan Plato
Cell: 079 694 1113

Sihle Ngobese
Spokesperson to Minister Albert Fritz
Cell: 083 280 9199

Jessica Shelver
Spokesperson to Minister Debbie Schäfer
Cell: 076 175 0663

Hélène Rossouw
Spokesperson to Minister Anroux Marais
Cell: 082 771 8834