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Presidency Deputy Minister Thembi Siweya to lead Food Parcel Drive and Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence 

The Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Ms. Thembi Siweya, will lead a Food Parcel Donation Drive and a campaign against Gender-Based Violence at Phokoane Community Hall in Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality and Moses Mabotha Hall, Apel in Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality, Sekhukhune District Municipality in the Limpopo Province. The Food Parcel Drive and campaign against Gender-Based Violence are part of commemorating Women’s Month. 
South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August as a tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. The Government of South Africa declared August Women’s Month and 9 August is celebrated annually as Women’s Day. This year’s Women Month will be celebrated under the theme: “Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights for an Equal Future”.  The concept of Generation Equality is a global campaign and links South Africa to global efforts to achieve gender equality by 2030. 
During the Drive and campaign against Gender-Based Violence, Deputy Minster Siweya will engage with citizen on dialogue about Gender-Based Violence. Women’s Month allows us to measure how far we have come in transforming society, mainly the transformation of unequal power relations between women and men. While also focusing on and addressing gender oppression, patriarchy, sexism, racism, ageism, structural oppression, and creating a conducive environment which enables women to take control of their lives.
Members of the media are invited as follows:
Day 1: 19 August 2022
Venue: Phokoane Community Hall, Ward 3, Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality, Sekhukhune District Municipality, Limpopo Province
Time: 10H00
Day 2: 22 August 2022
Venue: Seokodibeng Community Hall, Fetakgomo-Tubatseh Local Municipality, Sekhukhune District Municipality in the Limpopo Province
Time: 10h00
For confirmation, kindly contact Mr Pfumelani Mayimele at 065 660 3839 or email
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Issued by: The Presidency