South Africa: GBVF Report to Be Handed Over to President Ramaphosa


The Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD), Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will today hand over the National Strategic Plan on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (NSP on GBVF) Year 1 Implementation Report 2020/21 to President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The report documents the efforts of government, supported closely by the Multi-Sectoral Collaborative Platform, in realising the outcomes of the National Strategic Plan on GBVF.

The NSP on GBVF was developed and handed over by President Ramaphosa to Minister Nkoana-Mashabane on 30 April 2020.

Cabinet adopted the NSP on GBVF on 11 March 2020. It also recommended the establishment of an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on GBVF to be chaired by the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities.

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on GBVF comprises the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Nkoana-Mashabane, as the convener and Minsters of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu; Police Bheki Cele; Justice Ronald Lamola; Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu; and National Treasury.

The National Strategic Plan provides a cohesive framework that will guide the national response to the GBVF crisis affecting South Africa.

The plan outlines a comprehensive strategic response to GBVF with a specific focus on violence against all women – across age, physical location, disability, sexual orientation, sexual and gender identity and national identity – as well as violence against children, and how these serve to reinforce each other.