On 24 November 2023, the MMC for SEMS in Capricorn District Municipality, Cllr Solly Mahlatji joined the MEC for Health, Dr Phophi Ramathuba, the Acting Executive Mayor of Polokwane, Cllr. Jerry Mamabolo, the NACOSA Executives, representatives from sector departments, and NGOs in launching provincial activities, raising awereness and taking action against gender-based violence of Women and children at the Ranch Hotel in Polokwane.
The purpose of the leadership networking on GBV is to build stronger, more equal and healthy communities by bringing people together and changing the way they behave at all times.
Dr Phophi Ramathuba encouraged men and women to support each other by fighting gender based violence and take responsibility in protecting and raising their children in a responsible way by also dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues around their communities.
MMC Solly Mahlatji who was also the program director encouraged all stakeholders and the society in fighting this pandemic of gender based violence. He also thanked all presenters and participants for the fruitful information presented.