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Tshabalala-Msimang to announce resolutions of National Gender Machinery workshop: 26 October

25 October 2008

25 October 2008

Minister in The Presidency, Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang will on Sunday, 26 October 2008 address the National Gender Machinery (NGM) workshop currently underway in Pretoria. 

The National Gender Machinery, which consists of various role-players such as government and civil society amongst others, is meeting to discuss strategies to be taken into consideration during the review of the NGM. 

The meeting is also looking at a number of urgent and pressing issues that affect women in South Africa such as poverty, and engendering of the terms of reference of the India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) tripartite proposed agreements.

The meeting will take place as follows:

Date     26 October 2008
Time     14:00 (media to arrive at 13:30)
Venue     Pretoria Southern Sun Hotel, Corner Beatrix and Pretorius Street

Programme for the day:

09:00 - 10:30     Panel discussion (The care economy and women's paid and unpaid work)
11:00 - 11:30     Development of resolutions
13:30        Closing address by the Minister in the Presidency Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang

Members of the media wishing to attend the event are requested to RSVP to Bongani Mlangeni at to or 073 525 3107.

Bongani Mlangeni
Cell: 073 525 3107

Ranji Reddy
Cell: 079 500 5555

Issued by: Government Communications (GCIS)

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