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Child Protection Week door-to-door event in Mitchells Plain

29 May 2017

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz will officially launch the departments Child Protection Week commemoration with a door-to-door awareness activity in Mitchells Plain.

The Minister will be joined by Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, along with social workers from the Department of Social Development (DSD) local office in Mitchells Plain, social work officials from NGO partners and local religious leaders.

This year’s provincial theme for Child Protection Week is, “Child Protection is Everyone’s Business”.

Recent cases in the Western Cape of child abuse and murder, have shone the spotlight on the plight of many children in the province. DSD continues to devote the largest share of its budget to rendering services to children and families – R651 million this year. Child protection cannot however be the role of the government alone.

There will be an opportunity photographs and interviews.

Date: 29 May 2017

Time: 12:00 pm, start gathering at the meeting point at 11:45am

Venue: Emmanuel Apostolic Church, 79 Hengelaar Street, Beacon Valley, Mitchells Plain      

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

Email : Sihle.Ngobese@westerncape.gov.za