The Initiative or Men taking responsibility was launched, yesterday Tuesday at the Durban City Hall by the Department of Health in association with other government departments and the South African National AIDS Council.

Ubuntu Initiative launch is aimed to end violence against women and children and to groom men to take responsibility for their health and behaviour through soccer and art.
Veteran actor, Sello Maake KaNcube and well known soccer legend Jomo Sono, were part of the panel that outlined the aims and objectives of the Ubuntu Initiative: Men taking responsibility campaign.
KaNcube gave theatrical performances at activations as a means to start dialogue with participants.
“Working together with men and women at the community residential units, (formerly called hostels), we will together find lasting solutions” said KaNcube.
Mabalane Mfundisi, Executive Director of Show Me Your Number, a Non-Profit Organisation said it is important to focus on the youth too in this initiative. There will be a match on Father’s Day and that is meant to encourage men to bring their children so they can also learn.
“To make a person better it is better to teach them while their young, because when they are older it is harder to change mind sets,” said Mfundisi.
By: Naledi Sikhakhane


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