Thank you, House Chair. Hon Minister, the Commissioner of Gender Equality has on a number of occasions indicated in our portfolio committee that they require more funding. One of their mandates is about ensuring gender equality, particularly when it comes to the development of gender indicators. Noting, Minister, that you have missed three consecutive meetings of the portfolio committee, and that the joint meeting that was set up last week collapsed under your watch that was supposed to deal with gender-based violence in this country, what is your plan and your department to speak about the issues that are facing women in this country, particularly when it comes to mainstreaming of gender indicators? [Applause.]
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: Well, let me say once again to you that, hon member, the meeting was postponed by the Chair because of documents that were not talking to each other. Let me respond directly to your question that we are working on the conclusion of the current National Strategic Plan and working seal on the six-month programme that had been started by the President, where the President went with us to reach out and get, from particularly the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security, JCPS, cluster departments, R1,6 billion in the meantime to reach out to the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide in our country.
We have said, and we repeat, that as a way we will be celebrating the life of Precious that enough is enough. Not only that, but we should be starting right here to say that no more other woman die in the hands of those who should love and protect them. The responsibility of protecting women in this country is not a responsibility of women alone. It is a responsibility of the society including the hon member. We are all have a
responsibility as a society that women are safe and feel safe.