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Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa to launch Bana Pele Programme

25 May 2005

The Gauteng Provincial Government will launch the Bana Pele programme on
International Children’s Day, Wednesday 1 June 2005, in Claremont,
Johannesburg.

Bana Pele is a package of free services aimed at the poorest and most
vulnerable children and is in line with the provincial government’s commitment to
build an effective and caring government and to make Gauteng a province fit for
all children.

Premier Mbhazima Shilowa announced the initiative during the opening of the
Gauteng Legislature on February 21, saying that all children eligible to receive
the child support grant would be entitled to free health care at clinics and
hospitals, free screening for the early detection of disabilities and special needs,
as well as free psycho-social support by social workers. The province’s poorest
children (in the first quintile as defined by the Gauteng education department) will
qualify for school fee exemption and school feeding while the poorest Grade 1s
will get free school uniforms.

Bana Pele aims to provide key social services in a more integrated way. The aim
is to make it easier for children to access the services and make sure that more
children benefit.

The programme for the launch on Wednesday 1 June is as follows:

9h00          MECs for Social Development, Health and Education hand out
              school kits at Laerskool Claremont

10h00         Public meeting at Danie van Zyl Recreational Centre, Claremont, to
              be addressed by Premier Mbhazima Shilowa

For more information, contact Sam Muofhe on (011) 355 7873/ 0835078068
ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF THE PREMIER, GAUTENG PROVINCIAL
GOVERNMENT

For media releases, speeches and news visit the Gauteng Provincial
Government's website at www.gpg.gov.za

								
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