Minister Siyabonga Cwele and MEC Gwen Ramokgopa visit Mamelodi Hospital, 1 Jan

In a quest to bring government services closer to the people, the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Siyabonga Cwele together with the Gauteng MEC for Health, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, will on Tuesday, 01 January 2019, visit Mamelodi Hospital in Tshwane.

The aim of the visit is to highlight the importance of civil registration and collection of vital statistics which are important for planning and service delivery. Minister Cwele and MEC Ramokgopa will present birth certificates to the mothers of newly born babies and shower them with gift packs, including baby nappies and blankets.

Under the theme Protect, secure a child's future, register birth within 30 days, the Early Registration of Birth programme intends to ensure that new-borns have access to government services, from birth, without hindrances.

Minister Cwele and MEC Ramokgopa will also take the opportunity to express gratitude to public service officials who show commitment and ensure that quality government services are rendered during the festive holidays.

Source: Government of South Africa