Women’s Month celebrations - Women, the ‘Voice of Courage’ in our communities | Western Cape Government


Women’s Month celebrations - Women, the ‘Voice of Courage’ in our communities

24 August 2016

Tonight, Wednesday 24 August 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, is hosting a special Women’s Safety Outreach in celebration of the women in the Western Cape and their valued contribution to our communities.

This Women’s Month, Minister Plato has been honouring and encouraging women around the theme “Women Speak Out – Be the Voice of Courage”.

The Women’s Month celebrations culminate in two regional gala events, one tonight in Parow and one next week in Athlone, to:

  • Honour the women in our communities; and

  • Create awareness on safety issues affecting women in their communities;

  • Provide a platform for women to share and motivate one another through personal testimonies, motivational and informational talks, showcasing the work done by the Department and our safety partners.

Women have historically help build resilient communities and tonight’s event at the Parow Civic Centre, will see community members of Bellville South, Scottsdene, Eersteriver, Kleinvlei, Uitsig, Kuilsrivier, Blue Downs, Bishop Lavis, Clarke Estate, Wallacedene, Elsies River, Belhar, Wesbank and Factreton be honoured, entertained and celebrated as pillars in their respective communities of courage, hope, possibility and strength.

The gala events sees the Department of Community Safety partnering with the local South African Police Service (SAPS), the Community Policing Forum (CPF), Neighbourhood Watches (NHWs), Law Enforcement, Religious Leaders, local Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) as well as the provincial Departments of Social Development, Education and Sports, Arts and Culture.

There will be an opportunity for photographs and interviews.

Note: All media are invited to attend

Date: Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Time: 18:00 – 21:00 (Arrival and Registration from 17:00) Guest Speaker, Acting Premier Dr Ivan Meyer to speak at 19:40 Keynote Address by Minister Dan Plato at 19:50

Venue: Parow Civic Centre, 12 Tallent Rd, Cape Town

Media Enquiries: 

Ewald Botha
Spokesperson for Minister Plato
Cell: 079 694 1113