Western Cape government to focus on GBV post Covid-19

CAPE TOWN –While the infection numbers have shown a steady decline, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde is gearing up his team in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV).

September last year, South Africans across the country took to the streets to protest against GBV following several murder and rape incidents.

Winde said they have learned a great deal from the global pandemic and will take the same approach in their stance against GBV.

“The numbers are coming down very nicely, but at the same time, we all have to be vigilant in building a new normal and keeping safe while building up our economy,” said Winde.

He said the provincial government will be moving to specific focuses within the cabinet.

“This is the first time that we’ll hold an extended cabinet with a focus on GBV. You could think back to September when thousands came out into the streets of Cape Town to stand up in front of Parliament to say enough is enough. 

“And what we’ve learned from Covid-19 is that every department has a role to play as well as every single citizen, just as we fought Covid-19,” he said.



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