The Department of Home Affairs and Procter & Gamble will sign a Memorandum of Understanding in support of the Early Registration of Birth Campaign on Friday, 02 December 2016.

Minister Malusi Gigaba and Procter & Gamble Vice President: South Africa, Faisal Sabzwari will sign the MOU to underscore the public-private partnership between government and the private sector to further encourage parents and all citizens to adhere to the 30 days period for the registration of all child births with Home Affairs. Through this partnership, government departments, key stakeholders and the private sector will jointly provide support and resources at their disposal to undertake communication campaigns to inculcate a culture among South Africans to register births within the prescribed 30 days.

These will be achieved by promoting advocacy and mobilising citizens around early birth registration at grassroots level, pre-natal clinics and in maternity wards across the country.

Members of the media are invited as follows:
DATE: Friday. 02 December 2016
TIME: 09h00
VENUE: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Old Potch Rd, Soweto

For further information contact Thabo Mokgola on 060 962 4982 or Mayihlome Tshwete