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MEC to launch EPWP initiative to combat Foetal Alcohol Syndrome in Hex River Val

4 May 2017

Tomorrow, Minister Albert Fritz will continue the fight against Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) by launching an Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) initiative in the Hex River Valley area.

The initiative is a partnership with NGO partner, FASfacts, and will see the Department fund the training and deployment of Co-Facilitators into the communities of the broader Hex River Valley, especially its farming communities.

The Hex River Valley experiences some of the highest rates of FAS in the world. FASD is 100% preventable, and this initiative aims to tackle this problem head-on, and will provide key resources to area.

There will be an opportunity for interviews and photos.

Date: 05 May 2017 (Tomorrow)

Time: 09:30 am, with Minister scheduled to speak at 11:00am.

Venue: Hex River Valley Multi- Purpose Community Centre, Kliniek street, De Doorns.

Media Enquiries: 

Sihle Ngobese

Spokesperson for Albert Fritz, Minister of Social Development

Western Cape Government

7th floor, 14 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, 8000

Tel : (021) 483 9217

Cell :  076 083 6543

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