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Minister: Susan Shabangu
Deputy Minister: Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu
Deputy Minister
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DEPUTY MINISTER TO LAUCH TWO MOBILE PINKDRIVE HEALTH UNITS FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN SOSHANGUVE Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 June 2018
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer that women in South Africa suffer from. It is followed by cervical cancer which is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the country.

Some type of cancer, like cancer of the cervix, however, can be prevented through early detection. This is the message that the Deputy Minister of the Department of Social Department, Ms Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, in partnership with PinkDrive, has been spreading since 2014.

On Friday 22 June 2018, the Deputy Minister and PinkDrive will be unveiling two Mobile Women´s Health Units in Soshanguve, Pretoria, at a community outreach event themed “Early Detection Saves Lives”.

The Mobile Health Units are sponsored by the Embassy of Japan and offer cervical cancer screenings in the form of pap smears, clinical breast examinations (mammograms) and basic infant services. Free government services will also be made available to the community on site.

The Siyalulama Anti-Substance Abuse Programme, a DSD initiative, will also be available to help people who need assistance with addiction and rehabilitation. “This is especially important because the event will take place exactly four days before the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking which is commemorated on 26 June worldwide,” Deputy Minister Bogopane-Zulu expressed.

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the community outreach event scheduled as follows:

Date: Friday 22 June 2018

Venue: Soshanguve Community Healthcare Centre, 20 Buitenkant Street, Soshanguve BB

Time: 11:00 am

Media can RSVP to Ms Nomfundo Lentsoane on 081 829 0983 / This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or Mr Herman Makhopye at 082 411 7305 / 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