16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM ON NON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN 2015
One in three women worldwide face abuse, violence and rape every day. In no country of the world are women free from this fear and terror.
The 16 Days Campaign is there to raise awareness of the reality of domestic violence and to push for positive change to increase women’s safety. The government, business, civil society organizations, faith-based organizations and the media are all participating in the drive to increase awareness of the negative impact of violence and abuse on women and children. This Campaign grows every year with more people getting involved and speaking out about violence against women. The 16 Days of Action runs from 25th November, UN International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day. The period includes the International Children’s day and the World Aids Day. The campaign spans these 16 Days in order to highlight the link between violence against women and human rights. Therefore, holding the campaign within these global days of action sends a strong message that violence against women and children is a violation of their fundamental human rights. Today, women and girls are subjected to many forms of human rights violations solely on the basis of their gender.
South Africa is still home to high levels of violence against its women and children, despite a world-renowned Constitution and a Legislative overhaul that safeguards women’s and children’s rights. This Campaign will only work with the support of people in local communities and other organizations nationwide. Each and every one of us can make a difference and demand an end to violence against women. It all begins with us and how we choose to Rise-up.
Westonaria shines at OR Tambo Inter-Municipal Games
Municipalities competed at the 9th Annual SALGA Gauteng OR Tambo Inter-Municipal Games hosted at Mogale City to honour the legacy of the late struggle stalwart, Oliver Tambo.
These annual games are organised in collaboration with Gauteng’s South African Local Government Association (SALGA) with the aim of fostering relations between municipal employees and encouraging them to actively participate in sports promoting healthy lifestyles
Participants competed in various sporting codes such as soccer, netball, darts, chess, bowling, volleyball, race walking, road running, road cycling and pool.
Westonaria Local Municipality ladies soccer team performed exceptionally well gold medal and trophy. Men soccer team got bronze while ladies race walking team received silver.
The Team Members
From left to right (top): Raymond Daniel Khumalo (Head Coach), Nomveliso Moni, Hlengiwe Mbatha, Xolile Mokgope, Suzan Ntangole, Nokwazi Bovungana (Team Manager) Enoch Mosiea (Sports Coordinator)
From left to right (bottom): Sarah Nokwanda, Matetwane, Senazo Wandy Mvundlana, Moliehi Kotsi, Tessa Mathebula, Busisiwe Tundzi.
Reserve side: (Buhle Pretty Mafuleka, Ntombifuthi Nsolo)
Frontrow: Tessa Mathebula; Ntombifuthi Nsolo; Sinazo Mvundlana; Moliehi Kotsi ; Buhle Mafulela