Media Advisory
To: Editors & Health Journalists
Issued by: Department of Health
Date: Sunday, 18 September 2022

Health Deputy Minister to conduct community engagement outreach

Pretoria: The Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo will, tomorrow (Monday) join hands with various leaders including the Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga and Inkosi Kethokuhle Zondi of Mpumuza Traditional Council to raise awareness about social ills affecting the communities, especially young people in uMgungundlovu, KwaZulu-Natal.

This collaborative event between government and traditional council will be held under the banner of Thandimpilo Health Programme initiated by the local traditional leaders to encourage community members to visit health facilities for regular health screening and testing in line with the government’s vision of a long and healthy life for all South Africans.

The leaders will be joined by amongst others, the Executive Mayor of uMgungundlovu District Municipality, Cllr Mzi Zuma and also address issues of gender based violence, through Ngindoda    Mina programme, which contribute to high crime rates in the area.

Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Monday, 19 September 2022
Time: 09h00
Venue:. Blackburn Sports Ground, KwaMpumuza
For RSVP, please contact Howard Kgoa on 0763740314 or

For more Information and Media queries, please:
Foster Mohale
Health Departmental Spokesperson