Minister Xingwana and Deputy Minister Bogopane-Zulu to Deliver Budget Speech
10 May 2012
Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana and Deputy Minister, Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu will present the Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities's Budget Vote speech on Friday.
The budget speech will announce plans, projects and programmes to be co-ordinated and implemented by the department during the 2012/3 financial year. In the context of the current spate of violence perpetrated against women and children, the speech is expected to address the issue of gender-based violence and the co-ordinated approach to deal with it.
The speech will also reflect on the National Action Plan on Children, programmes relating to women empowerment and gender equality, programmes aimed at advancing and protecting the rights of people with disabilities.
The theme of the Budget Vote speech is: It takes a village to raise a child: Creating a Sustainable future we want for the next generations.
The Department will in partnership with UNICEF host a Pre-Budget Vote Children’s Poster workshop which is held each year prior to the presentation of the budget vote. The aim of the workshop is to allow a representation of learners to consult in a form of interaction with Minister on the aspects of children in the budget Vote speech to be presented the next day. The posters are therefore displayed at the Budget Vote and messages from the posters are delivered. The Budget Vote children’s workshop will take place on 10 May 2012, 14h00
The Budget Vote is scheduled to take place as follows:
Date: Friday, 11 May 2012
Venue: Parliament, Cape Town
Minister extends an invitation to a luncheon scheduled to take place as follows:
Date: 11 May 2012
Venue: Old Assembly Dining Hall, Old Wing of Parliament
Members of the media are invited to cover and attend
Cornelius Monama -
Cell: 082 578 4063
Issued by: Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities
10 May 2012
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