President Cyril Ramaphosa launches GBVF Declaration and opens Booysens Magistrate’s Court, 28 Mar

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday, 28 March 2019, deliver the keynote address at the Presidential launch of the Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) Declaration.

The launch event, at the Booysens Magistrate’s Court in Oakdene South, Johannesburg, coincides with the official opening of this new court.

The Declaration is one of the outcomes of the National Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Summit which was held in November 2018.

The Summit was a response to a national concern and it provided a basis for a coordinated national response to the scourge.

The Summit was jointly hosted by government, civil society and other role players in an effort to combat gender-based violence and femicide.

Booysens Magistrate’s Court offers a range of services and is fully equipped to support victims of gender-based violence and femicide. Services include:

A fully fledged Sexual Offences Court

Family Law services such as maintenance, domestic violence, harassment and Children’s Court matters

Small Claims Court services

Civil and Criminal Court services � Regional and District

The new facility will play a key role in alleviating the demand for services at the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court.

Media programme:

Date: Thursday, 28 March 2019

Venue: Booysens Magistrates’ Court in Oakdene South of Johannesburg

Part 1: Opening of the Booysens Magistrate Court and photo opportunity

Time: 10h30 � 11h30

Part 2: Speeches and signing of the declaration

Time: 11h00 � 12h00

RSVP and media accreditation details

Members of the media wishing to cover the event are invited to apply for accreditation by completing the attached template and email to Vphala@justice.gov.za . The deadline for submission of applications is strictly before 11h30 on 26 March 2019.

For more information on accreditation contact: Terrence Manase on 082 338 6707 or Victor Mateane Phala on 012 315 1817/ 084 438 5162.

Source: Government of South Africa