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Deputy Ministers of Communication and Justice lead a Gender-Based Violence Panel Discussion

04 October 2018

Deputy Minister of Communications, Pinky Kekana and Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, John Jeffery will on Friday, 05 October 2018, lead a gender-based violence (GBV) panel discussion under the topic: Gender-Based Violence and Media Ethics.

The panel members will include representatives from various NGO’s that are working on GBV such as Soul City and Total Shutdown, media will be represented by the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) and the Press Council. The panelists will discuss the following points:

1. Unintended consequences of media reports on victims of GBV
2. How media can report sensitively and responsibly on GBV cases taking into consideration the well-being of the victim
3. How the information shared by the media affects legal processes on GBV cases

Members of the media are invited to the panel discussion as follows:

Date:     Friday, 05 October 2018
Time:     11h30 -13h00
Venue:   GCIS Press Room, Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield, Pretoria

The event will also be streamed live on YouTube.  The link is the conversation can be followed on Twitter: #GVB @GovernmentZA, @SANews @GCISMedia

RSVP: Pheliswa Sebati on 082 413 4609 or

Enquiries: Phumla Williams 083 5010 139 

Issued by Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)