The City of Cape Town and its partners are focusing on uplifting the public environment of
previously neglected areas to help improve safety and raise the quality of life for the residents in
those areas. In Khayelitsha, more than 17 capital projects at a cost of more than R180-million have
been implemented so far.
The 18 Gangster Museum, an initiative by three childhood friends, will use the stories
of former gangsters to help children living in the Western Cape township of Khayelitsha
resist the allure of the gang lifestyle.
"We must understand how our own attitudes and actions might perpetuate sexism and
violence," Rejoice Mabudafhasi, the deputy minister of Arts and Culture, at an event in
Diepsloot, Johannesburg, to mark the end of this year's 16 Days of Activism campaign.
Economic empowerment and independence are important pre-conditions to help end
gender-based violence, says NGO Gender Links, which will be showcasing the
achievements of more than 1 000 survivors during the 16 Days of Activism For No
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