The success of the newly established Department of Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities is dependent on the participation of civil society. This is according to Minister Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya.
As the national office is within the Presidency and there are no departmental MEC's in the provinces, the minister said there would be branch offices within the premiers' offices and at the local government level.
"We must ensure that the different components are given the necessary priority and we have a responsibility to ensure equal attention is given to all components," Mayende-Sibiya says.
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