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Minister: Susan Shabangu
Deputy Minister: Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu
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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MEN’S SECTOR AND SANAC TO LAUNCH THE NATIONAL MEN’S PARLIAMENT Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 November 2018

15 November 2018: The Department of Social Development, in partnership with the South African National Aids Council (SANAC) and the Men’s Sector - as part of the Takuwani Riime Men’s Movement, will be hosting South Africa’s inaugural National Men’s Parliament in Cape Town. This is in response to the scourge of gender-based violence in the country.

South Africa’s first National Men’s Parliament will take place in Parliament on 19 November 2018. Held under the theme, “Institutionalising a Responsive Men’s Movement”, the parliamentary sitting is being launched on a day which has been commemorated as International Men’s Day since 1992.

The National Men’s Parliament became an evident priority following the launch of the Men Championing Change campaign during the Men’s Summit held in KwaZulu-Natal in August 2018. The aim of the campaign and the summit was to gather men and the youth to discuss plans to eradicate gender-based violence.

The Men’s Summit initiated dialogues between men and young boys from all the nine provinces who form part of organisations and NPOs that seek to make a difference in their communities by leading by example.

The Summit was followed by separate provincial meetings and dialogues between men and young boys which resulted in a Boys’ Assembly held in Gauteng in October where the boys discussed issues that affect them and their communities.

During the National Men’s Parliament, provincial representatives will give feedback on the resolutions from their respective Provincial Men’s Parliament sittings which have been on-going since October 2018.

The Deputy Minister of the Department of Social Development, Mrs Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu will be hosting a media briefing scheduled as follows:

CAPE TOWN

DATE: 18 November 2018

TIME: 10am

VENUE: Parliament Imbizo Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Cape Town – Western Cape

PRETORIA

DATE: 18 November 2018

TIME: 10am

VENUE: GCIS, Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Schoeman Street, Hatfield – Pretoria

Media can RSVP by contacting Mr Justice Malapane on 066 480 6849 / This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or Ms Nomfundo Xulu-Lentsoane on 081 829 0983 / This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All members of the media have to follow parliamentary accreditation protocol. There will be accreditation stations at the Visitors’ Centre in Parliament. All media must produce their Media / Press Cards or an official letter from the institution they are working for as well as their personal identity documentation.

ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

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