Western Cape traditional leaders to pledge support for Respect Campaign

Dr Nomafrench Mbombo

Western Cape Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Sport

Today, 9 December 2014, Cultural Affairs and Sport Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, will be taking the recently launched Respect Campaign to Western Cape traditional and community leaders.

The Respect Campaign emanated from the Western Cape Government’s ‘Create a Culture of Respect’ theme for 16 Days of Activism.

At the launch, the Minister partnered with our sport stars, actors, comedians and radio personalities to make a plea to the people of the Western Cape to ‘Create a Culture of Respect’ and take a stand against the abuse of our most vulnerable people in society.

The traditional leaders will also be making a similar commitment and signing a pledge to Create a Culture of Respect in their respective communities.

As the 16 days of Activism draws to a close, the Minister, alongside these traditional leaders, will commit to fighting against the abuse of women and children far beyond the 16 days period.

The programme of the day will create an opportunity for the traditional leaders of the Western Cape to make their declarations and co-sign the pledge with the Minister.