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Deputy Minister Jeffery to lead a march on Maintenance

17 June 2015

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development Mr. John Jeffery, MP, together with the Kwa-Zulu Natal Regional Office in Durban, will lead a March aimed at raising awareness on Child Maintenance. The march intends to address the increase in the number of maintenance defaulters in the province and to discourage child poverty and economic abuse of children.

The Department has partnered with the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) in Kwa-Zulu Natal to raise awareness on child maintenance among taxi drivers and the community at large. The march seeks to encourage maintenance defaulters to pay maintenance and to urge fathers’ involvement in the upbringing and nurturing of their children.

The March will end at the Durban City Hall where a one-hour programme will commence. Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date: 19 June 2015

Time: 09:30

Venue: The march will start at the King Ding Zulu Gathering site and will proceed through the West Street of Durban and will end at the Durban City Hall, Durban (Kwa-Zulu Natal Province)

For media confirmations please contact Mr. Junior Kotu on 079 192 9194/  Jkotu@justice.gov.za .

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development  

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