Cllr Sean Snyman and Melissa Markgraff promoting the 16 days of activism against gender based violence campaign.

George Municipality in collaboration with other stakeholders are creating awareness against gender based violence from 25 November to 10 December.

Officials from the Community Development section are distributing information during this time to create awareness against gender based violence within the different communities.

Cllr Sean Snyman, Portfolio Councillor for Community Development, said:  “The 16 days of activism as well as every day is about protecting the rights of all genders and the basic human rights of being safe and secure. People must take a stand and eradicate gender based violence in our communities.

George Municipality will have a march with other stakeholders on 5 December 2019.

The march will start from 10am from Kidstop in Borcherds , through the area to Lawaaikamp Hall over the robot into Parkdene, down to the cross of Maraiskamp through Conville to the Conville Community Hall, where a short programme will be held.

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21 years ago Herman and his wife Carina, with their 2 daughters moved to George in the beautiful Garden Route region of South Africa. He has a passion for the people of the region and is involved in many humanitarian projects. He is co-owner of the popular Facebook group called Georgiete Staan Saam with a membership of 77 500. He is a connector and an activist for unity and works tirelessly to help all communities in George and the Garden Route to realise that the answer for the political, business and socio-economical problems of the area is to stand together, plan together and working together at a common sustainable goal of alleviating poverty. Herman is the CEO of the Love Garden Route NPC and is one of the founders of the Love George movement. He is the owner and founder of the LoveGeorge News platform and the online radio stations RadioCSA. For 30 years Herman specializes in web development and web design and through his business also offer web-hosting, email-hosting and domain-hosting. As a Pastor he has presented over 40 men's and women's camps where the main focus is to assist and guide Christians in discovering who and whose they are, discovering their true calling and then activate them into their true Prophetic and Apostolic calling.