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Deputy Minister in The Presidency embarks on a Western Cape Back-to-School Campaign as a pre-State of the Nation Address build up programme

Deputy Minister Thembi Siweya (MP) will be conducting a Back-to-School Campaign at Thembelitsha Primary School and Masibambane Secondary School in the Western Cape Province. 
The outreach programme is a build-up to the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) which is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 09 February 2023 at 19:00 at the Cape Town City Hall. SoNA, being a key national event where the sitting President of South Africa advises the nation on the Programme of Action for the year ahead, will also reflect on the progress made since the last address. 
Deputy Minister Siweya’s Back-to-School Campaign aims to engage with District Management; School Management; Teachers; parents of the learners; School Governing Body; Civil Society and the Police amongst other stakeholders to assess the safety and security of leaners and teachers in school premises, and to rollout anti-bullying and anti-violence awareness through this programme and broadly, to foster intervention in promoting and motivating learners to stay in schools. 
Members of the media are invited to join the Deputy Minister as follows: 
Day One: 03 February 2023 
Venue: Thembelitsha Primary School, Knysna Local Municipality,  Garden Route district municipality, Western Cape
Time: 09:00
Day Two: 8 January 2023 
Venue: Masibambane Secondary School, Bloekombos, Metro East District Municipality in Western Cape
Time: 07:00
For confirmation, kindly contact Mr Pfumelani Mayimele at 065 660 3839 or email 
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Media enquiries: Ms Mathapelo Kgakwa on 066 484 6162 / email 

Issued by: The Presidency