Government set to acquire 8 properties to use as safe havens for GBV
Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille is looking at additional six properties in the Western Cape to be used as shelters for ender-based violence survivors.
Speaking at a joint press briefing held together with Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu, De Lille says they are also looking at additional two properties in Pretoria that will be used as safe havens.
Eyewitness News reporter Kevin Brandt has more.
The minister of Social Development says there are discussions between various departments to come up with a more specified plan into dealing with GBV.— Kevin Brandt, Reporter- Eyewitness News
The idea that is coming out from the Social Development Department is that psychological treatment is one of the key issues that the women will undergo to ensure they reintegrated into communities.— Kevin Brandt, Reporter- Eyewitness News
Minister De Lille said that a budget of R380,000 has been set aside to renovate these buildings.— Kevin Brandt, Reporter- Eyewitness News
I am joined by Minister @LindiweZulu6, MEC @SharnaFernandez and Advocate Bernadine Bachar from the SA Women’s Shelter Movement as we announce more properties which the @DepartmentPWI is releasing to be used as shelters for victims of gender-based violence. #ActNow #GBV pic.twitter.com/BVLXjY11m3— Patricia de Lille (@PatriciaDeLille) March 4, 2020
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This article first appeared on 702 : Government set to acquire 8 properties to use as safe havens for GBV