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16 Days of Activism briefing: 17 November

14 November 2008

14 November 2008

The National Convenor of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign for No Violence against Women and Children, Deputy Minister Nomatyala Hangana, and 16 Days of Activism partners, will brief members of the media on the 2008 plan to raise awareness and fight the scourge of gender-based violence. During this event, the Torch of Peace will also be lit to kick-start the year's campaign.

Ms Hangana will also unveil a list of events that will take place throughout the country during the period of the campaign. The 16 Days Campaign which runs from 25 November to 10 December, will be officially launched on 22 November.

There will be a video-link up to Cape Town, Imbizo Media Centre.

The briefing will take place as follows:

Date:     Monday, 17 November 2008
Time:     11:00
Venue:     Room 153, Union Buildings, Pretoria

Pheliswa Sebati
Cell: 082 413 4609

Matshepo Seedat
Cell: 083 228 5041

Colin Cruywagen (Cape Town)
Cell: 082 377 9916

Issued by: Government Communications (GCIS)

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