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Minister: Bathabile Olive Dlamini
Deputy Minister: Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu
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MINISTER DLAMINI TO TALK TO BUSHBUCKRIDGE COMMUNITY ABOUT RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR THIS FESTIVE SEASON Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Media Advisory

As the holiday season begins and people around the country ready themselves for December festivities, many elderly persons approach this time of the year with less enthusiasm.  Many people during the festive season abuse alcohol, setting in motion an array of irresponsible behaviour, some of which is directed at and impact older persons.

The rise in the abuse and neglect of older persons during the festive season is directly proportional to the increase in use of alcohol in the country.  During this period, older persons are left by themselves without the care they require, while others are subjected to physical and emotional abuse by family members.

 

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DON’T ABUSE ALCOHOL AND DRUGS THIS FESTIVE SEASON, URGES MINISTER DLAMINI Print E-mail
Monday, 15 December 2014

Media Statement

Pretoria, 14 December 2014 – As the festive season gets into full swing, the Minister for Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, warns South Africans about the dangers of alcohol and substance abuse.

The hazardous and harmful use of alcohol and drugs is a contributing factor to death, disease and injury, and through the dangerous actions of intoxicated people, such as drunk-driving and violence or through the impact of drinking on unborn babies when women drink whilst pregnant.

 

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EARLY CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR CHILDREN OF REHLOKA ENG DROP-IN CENTRE Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 December 2014

Media Advisory

The Department of Social Development, in partnership with MTN-SA Foundation, will celebrate a Christmas party with the children of Rehloka Eng Drop-In Centre, Greater Polokwane Municipality, on Saturday, December 13.

The Rehloka Eng Drop-In Centre, situated in Titibe Village at Ga-Dikgale local tribal area, provides food and parental support to vulnerable children.  It accommodates 205 children and youth from the ages of 5 - 18 years, most of whom are affected by HIV and come from child-headed households.

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