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Child Protection Week Dialogue to be hosted by Social Development Department

30 May 2017

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz will host the department’s flagship Child Protection Week Dialogue under the theme, “Child Protection is Everyone’s Business”.

The event will honour the memory of children we have lost to violence and murder recently. The parents of Rene Roman and Stacha Arendz will join Minister Fritz in a moment of silence and candle-lighting ceremony.

The Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, will deliver an address at the event.

The Dialogue will include a panel discussion involving child protection experts and stakeholders from government, academia and NGO partners. The panel will be made up of:

·         Department of Social Development

·         National Prosecuting Authority

·         South African Police Services

·         Children’s institute, UCT

·         Sibongile Day & Night Care Centre

·         ACVV

·         SA ECD

There will be an opportunity photographs and interviews.

Date: 31 May 2017

Time: 14:00 pm, broadcast media must arrive earlier for sound-checks.

Venue: Centre for the Book, 62 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town          

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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