Office of The Executive Mayor


Today marks the start of this year’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign. It is an unfortunate well-known fact that violence against women and children has been increasing drastically in our country.

‘It has become a trend which we are very ashamed of as a country and even more so as men because majority of the perpetrators of these crimes are males. I am raising my hand to be among those who vigorously fight against this continuing scourge’, says Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Cllr Sivuyile Ngodwana. The City of Ekurhuleni stands in solidarity with all the activism taking place across the country during this campaign.

In fact, the leadership of the city of Ekurhuleni pleads with each and every citizen of this municipality to join hands and actively fight off any form of violence. Mayor Ngodwana says, ‘it must be a daily fight which is not only comes alive during these 16 days but this period should be about intensifying our commitment to this cause’.

The City of Ekurhuleni calls on each and everyone of us to stand up, unite and work hard to end any form of violence against women and children within their communities, schools or workplace. This is in line with this year’s campaign theme: accelerating actions to end gender-based violence and femicide, leaving no one behind. Let us all be champions of positive change for our greater communities.