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Justice Department to host a Walk against Gender Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) and a community engagement on Marital Matters

2 March 2023

As part of Human Rights Month, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development will in partnership with the North West Provincial Office, Chapter 9 Institutions, role players within the Criminal Justice System and those dealing with family law issues embark on a two-day community engagement in Potchefstroom and Kanana, Rustenburg.

The two initiatives aim to raise awareness on the new amendments to the GBVF Acts, educate the public on citizen’s rights and responsibilities, as well as issues of divorce and marital matters. This comes from recent statistics which shows that North West provincial office is currently presiding over high volumes of Divorce and Domestic Violence cases. The first initiative will take place in a form of a 5-kilometre walk/march against GBVF in Potchefstroom, followed by a community engagement on marital matters in Kanana, Rustenburg.

This year, Human Rights month is held under the theme: #LeaveNoOneBehind

Members of the media are invited as follows:

  1. Date: Monday, 06 March 2023
    Venue: Magistrate Ikageng, c/o Zinn Street and Mogotsi St, Ikageng
    Time: 07:30
  2. Date: Tuesday, 07 March 2023
    Venue: Kanana Multipurpose Centre, Rustenburg
    Time: 09:30

For media confirmations contact Suzan Mphuthi on 083 672 5805 / SMphuthi@justice.gov.za.

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Steve Mahlangu
079 878 7587