#16DaysofActivism – Khayelitsha, Safety starts in Your Family

Media Alert:

On Monday, 30 November 2015, Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, and Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz will join Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, the South African Police Service (SAPS), their safety partners and community members in a march standing up against violence and abuse in Khayelitsha.

For the duration of the internationally observed 16 Days of Activism Campaign, running between 25 November and 10 December annually, the Western Cape Government is reaching out to various communities where incidents of abuse, violence and the marginalisation of women and children in our communities places them at risk.

The outreaches will see the safety partners raise awareness by means of a public march together with the community, culminating in a street meeting to raise awareness about abuse, to provide intervention services where needed as well as to encourage all in our communities to take a stand against abuse.

Through meaningful partnerships, like the partnership between the SAPS, the Department of Community Safety in the Western Cape, our safety partners and the public, we are taking a united stand under the theme: “Safety starts in Your Family”.

We challenge every person in the province to ensure that safety starts in their family and to observe 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children towards 365 days of action to eradicate violence from our communities, Better Together.

There will be an opportunity for photographs and interviews.



Date:               Monday, 30 November 2014

Time:               10:00 – 13:00

Venue:           Meeting point for the march to start at 16:00:

Site B Railway Station, Sulani Dr, Khayelitsha

GPS coordinates: -34.027205, 18.663998

Assembly point for ceremony to follow the march:

YA Park (S-Z Block) Cnr Sigwele Avenue and Bangiso Drive, Khayelitsha

GPS coordinates: -34.021718, 18.656229