#16DaysofActivism– Happy Valley, Safety starts in Your Family

Media Advisory:

Today, Friday 4 December 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, the South African Police Service (SAPS), our safety partners and community members will take a public stand against violence and abuse in Happy Valley, Blackheath.

For the duration of the internationally observed 16 Days of Activism Campaign, running between 25 November and 10 December annually, the Department of Community Safety 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:              Friday, 4 December 2014

Time:               16:00 – 19:00

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

Corner Allan Busakwe Road & Kuphumleni Street, Blackheath

GPS coordinates: -33.973811, 18.685341

Assembly point for ceremony to follow the march:

Corner Congo Road and Great Kei Road, Blackheath

GPS coordinates: -33.970602, 18.686021

For updated event information and the march starting points, please visit: https://www.westerncape.gov.za/dept/community-safety/documents/public_info/D/19705 or https://www.westerncape.gov.za/general-publication/16-days-activism-no-violence-against-women-and-children-2015