Thank you, Chairperson. In support of identified for the gender-based violence victims, we welcome the immediate action plan outlined by His Excellency the President, which aims to combat violence against women and children through a co- ordinated government and civil society efforts. Some of these are identification of strategic buildings in all provinces by the Department of Public Works and infrastructure for accommodation for victims of gender- based violence.
The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development will also evaluate government personnel working directly with children and persons with intellectual challenges.
Thus far, the department has vetted approximately 500 department officials, 1 500 prosecutors and 2 942 family violence. Children protection and sexual offenses members will be vetted against the National Register for sex offenders as required by the Criminal Law Amendment Act of 2007. These are the few measures amongst many other identified which will contribute towards the finalisation of the National Strategic Plan which will be submitted by government by the end of November 2019. Thank you, Chair.