MEC Nomafrench Mbombo and Western Cape traditional leaders pledge support for Respect Campaign, 9 Dec

Tomorrow, 9 December 2014, Cultural Affairs and Sport MEC, 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 MEC 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 MEC, 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 MEC.

There will be opportunities for interviews and photographs.

Date: 9 December 2014

Time: 11h00

Venue: The Lookout Hill Tourism Centre, Khayelitsha. The tourism centre is located at the intersection of Mew Way and Spine Road.

Media Enquiries:

Siviwe Gwarube, Spokesperson for MEC Mbombo

Tel: 021 483 9800

Cell: 076 055 6280

E-mail: Siviwe.Gwarube@westerncape.gov.za

SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS