NDZ Viewpoint

2018-12-21 06:00

Greetings to all.

Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma residents and Harry Gwala residents, it is a pleasure that we bring you this week’s Municipal Manager’s view point.

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma municipality took part in this year’s 16 Days of Activism, a worldwide campaign to oppose violence against women and children. It aims to raise awareness of the negative impact that violence and abuse have on women and children, and to rid society of abuse permanently.

The 16 Days of Activism campaign was held on November 26, and the success of this campaign rests on our daily individual and collective actions to safeguard our society against this cycle of abuse.

Through our engagements with community members and stakeholders, we discovered a few causes of such abuse.

One is that it stems from the low status of women in the home and in society.

It happens when men abuse their power and positions of authority in order to control women and children.

As the Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma municipality, we believe that any form of behaviour that causes fear or bodily harm, or forcing a person to do things against their will, is abuse.

On December 14, we have a major safety road block on the R617 as part of the festive season safety programme. With road carnage continuing to claim the lives of many South Africans, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma municipality acting mayor, Councillor Philani Shange, will head a road safety campaign on the R617.

He will roll up his sleeves to check the condition of vehicles on the roads and to ensure that drivers have their valid licenses.

As the municipality, we would like to make a commitment to NDZ drivers and commuters to ensure road safety and that all people obey and respect the rules.

We will conduct these roadblocks towards and beyond the festive season.

We aim to increase visibility and encourage road compliance by drivers. Until we meet again, have a blessed week ahead.

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