it calls a Home for All. Indeed, this is correct."
It is, therefore, correct that the best way to celebrate and commemorate the struggles of our women and youth is to prioritise delivery to them this year. The Youth Commission has asked us for a quarter of the year to be dedicated to youth. We say instead, let every day between now and June 16, and August 9, 2006 reverberate with delivery to women and youth.
Like In our 100 day campaign, our Easter delivery, and the Krismisbox, the Western Cape Government undertakes the following Siyabulela deliveries by August 2006:
1. Community Safety:
Minister Ramatlakane will continue the assault on drug-related crimes by youth and will focus police attention on places where drugs, especially Tik, are being manufactured, stored and sold to our youth and by August 2006, the successful actions against such places should be increased by at least 15%.
With regard to women a further 5 Victim Support Rooms will be established at police stations and 400 women counsellors will be deployed to support women who have suffered abuse, violence and rape.
2. Finance and Tourism:
Minister Brown has undertaken to double the number of youth entrepreneurs In the tourism industry from 350 to 700 and will build on our successful preferential procurement campaign by ensuring that the proportion of women procuring from government will increase significantly across departments by August 2006.
3. Transport and Public Works:
By August 2006, Minister Fransman will recruit, train and employ 1000 unemployed youth for trade and entrepreneurial learnerships, and will ring-fence projects and contracts for the most successful amongst them.
Simultaneously we will reserve 60% of road maintenance EPWP jobs for women and as a further contribution to women will upgrade Mowbray Maternity Hospital to the value of R20m by August 2006.
Minister Uys' contribution to youth will be to recruit, train and deploy 4 876 HIV and AIDS peer educators, working with NGOs in communities and classrooms, guiding and counselling young people on the prevention of disease and the adoption of healthy lifestyles. With regard to women, by August 2006, we want 24 508 women between the ages of 30 and 59 to report to their nearest primary health facility for a pap smear as the key action In preventing cervical cancer.
5. Social Development:
Minister Mqulwana, following our anti-drug campaign In 10 areas, has identified the need to recruit 1000 community-based fieldworkers to support substance abusers after their first phase of rehabilitation to prevent as much as possible the chances of relapse. She Is doing so by Increasing the substance abuse budget by 40% to a total of R32m.
In reducing poverty for women, 500 women from Langa, Nyanga, Athlone, Gugulethu and Mitchell's Plain will be recruited into the Afro-chic garment industry. To facilitate this, she has budgeted R2m.
6. Economic Development, Environment and Planning:
Minister Essop has set aside R2m to support 60 sustainable youth enterprises, R4m for women's enterprises, and R3m for natural resource management and sustainable livelihood programmes aimed at both youth and women. She also alms by August 2006 to ensure the coordination of Apex, Mafiso, Umsobomvu and Khula In the Western Cape to support youth and women entrepreneurs better.
Minister Dowry has undertaken to convene 50 camps for 10 500 youth for training In climate change, pollution, bio-diversity and soil erosion. For both youth and women, he will, by August make available 25 bursaries and 40 learnerships for scarce skills In the agricultural sector.
Minister Dugmore believes that the greatest contribution he can make to youth now Is to Implement the No Fee Schools system at deserving schools to ensure greater access to education and to provide R25m as bursary loans for access to vocational training In FET Colleges. His contribution to women will be the training of 900 ECD practitioners, mostly women, to drive our campaign to get children learning from an earlier age.
9. Local Government and Housing:
Minister Dyantyi will make the Youth Commission very happy with his undertaking that local Youth Units will be rolled out In each of the 5 District Councils and the Metro by August. He also undertakes to recruit 200 youth for learnerships In Disaster Management given the fires and floods we have been subjected to.
With regard to women, Minister Dyantyi has prioritised, within the general Councillor training programmes, that by August 2006, the 50% entry of women Into local government will be strengthened with special leadership development training programmes and the recruitment of women In senior management In councils.
10. Cultural Affairs and Sport:
And finally, Minister Jacobs has the responsibility to co-ordinate the celebrations and commemorations of the 50th Anniversary of the Women's March and the 30th Anniversary of June 16th. But In addition to this, his drive to get youth Involved In sport will now see him prepare for the first time a Sports School for the Western Cape in Kuilsriver.
These deliverables are more signs of commitment from the Provincial Government to create a better life for all In the Western Cape. This Is an Invitation to all our partners, civil society, labour and business to help move us from the threshold of prosperity to the Age of Prosperity.
Thank You Very Much.