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									TORCH OF PEACE


The 16 Days campaign is an international United Nations (UN) campaign. It takes
place annually from 25 November (International Day of No Violence Against
Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day). The South African
Government runs a parallel campaign that includes issues relating to violence
against children. This campaign focuses primarily on increasing awareness of the
negative impact of violence on women and children and mobilising all sectors of
society to combat it.

The President of the country declared that 16 days was not enough and that we
needed to observe No Violence Against Women and Children for 365 days. To
mark this a Torch of Peace will burn in all the Provincial Education Departments
and will run in schools in all the respective provinces with this theme “Safe and
Caring Schools”.

This year the provincial School Safety Unit together with the MEC’s office as well
as the Acting SG’s office received the Torch from the MEC of Education from the
Western Cape at a ceremony in Mafikeng at Mmabatho High School.




MEC DUGMORE (WC) HANDING THE PEACE TORCH TO MEC TSELAPEDI (NW)
LEARNERS HOLDING THE TORCH AT THE LSEN GAMES

The Provincial School safety Unit together with the ASG’s office then went with
the torch to four schools in all the different four regions to hold similar

A Torch of Peace will burn until the end of the Campaign, and on 10 December, it
will be handed over to the Minister of Transport, Mr Jeff Radebe, to carry forward
to the December road safety Arrive Alive Campaign.




MR MOTARA WITH SOUTHERN REGIONAL COORDINATORS AT TLOKWE
SECONDARY RECEIVING THE TORCH OF PEACE

Several Ministers will be deployed by government during the campaign in an
imbizo programme to visit communities across the country to spread the message
of non-violence and to urge men and women of our country together to act
against abuse.

Strategic partnerships between government, civil society, business and the media
are broadening the campaign’s impact. Last year, thousands of South Africans
supported it, increasing awareness of abuse and building support for victims.

The visited schools were:



Date           Name of School                  Region
19/02/2007     Mmabatho High School            Central
21/02/2007     Tlokwe                          Southern
22/02/2007     Colinda Secondary School        Bophirima
23/02/2007     High School Rustenburg          Bojanala West




Mr. Mokgosi & Mrs. Tlhabanelo             Mrs. Molefe Addressing learners at Rustenburg
With a learner of Colinda High.           Hoerskool.




Mr. Mokgosi Addressing the gathering at
Colinda High.in Vryburg

								
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