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MINISTER DLAMINI TO LAUNCH FESTIVE SEASON ANTI-SUBSTANCE AND ALCOHOL CAMPAIGN IN NYANGA – CAPE TOWN Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, will on Thursday, November 23, launch the Department’s festive season anti-substance and alcohol abuse campaign in Nyanga, Cape Town.

The festive season campaign seeks to create awareness and education amongst communities; promote a drug free society and minimise the negative effects of alcohol and substance abuse on individuals and families.

Social Development held dialogues in Nyanga and established that people are living in fear as a result of the high prevalence of violent crimes such as murder, rape and gangsterism. According to the South African Police Service (SAPS) statistics, Nyanga reported 2 304 drug-related crimes and 186 people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Alcohol and substance abuse impacts negatively on the overall health and wellbeing of South Africans and costs Government R38 billion a year.

Minister Dlamini is the Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Alcohol and Substance Abuse which is responsible for amongst other tasks the coordination of government’s collective national efforts from prevention, community mobilisation, treatment and law enforcement. The IMC was established by President Jacob Zuma in 2010.

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the event organised as follows:

PART 1 PROGRAMME – Nyanga Taxi Rank

Date: Thursday, 23 November 2017

Time: 05h00

Venue: Nyanga Taxi Rank, Nyanga Township in Cape Town

PART 2 PROGRAMME – Nyanga Soccer Ground

Date: Thursday, 23 November 2017

Time: 12h00

Venue: Nyanga Soccer Ground, Nyanga Township in Cape Town

Media can RSVP by contacting Ms Dieketseng Lentsela on 063 1094 815 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or Mr Justice Malapane on 079 4977 426 / This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

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Media Enquiries may be directed to Ms Lumka Oliphant on 083 484 8067 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it