The Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency has published the Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency Catchment Management Strategy for comment. "This Catchment Management Strategy (CMS) has been developed taking into consideration the previous draft CMS for the then Breede-Overberg Catchment Management Agency (BOCMA), the Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency (BGCMA) Annual Performance Plan and all other relevant studies that were used to inform the situation assessment and sub-strategies relating to reconciliation, water resource protection, water use regulation, monitoring and information management, financial aspects and importantly stakeholder engagement.
The Breede-Gouritz Water Management Area (BGWMA) falls into the category of being water stressed. The need for a Catchment Management Strategy to guide the management of water resources in the WMA, is therefore critical."
World AIDS Day is commemorated every year on 1 December. This year's campaign, launched by UNAIDS, "My Health, My Right, focuses on the right to health and explores the challenges people around the world face in exercising their rights."
"The right to health is enshrined in the 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. This includes the right of everyone to the prevention and treatment of ill health, to make decisions about one’s own health and to be treated with respect and dignity."
"Women's activists have marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981. This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic, on orders of Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961).
On 20 December 1993 the General Assembly, by resolution 48/104, adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women.
In this context, in 1999 the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize on that day activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem."
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture this month released the Agri Worker Household Census report. The Census was taken over three years after the agriculture strikes in 2012, in order to identify and address the challenges facing agricultural workers.
"Key figures from the census:
2 991 farms participated;
11 028 households surveyed;
42 928 residents covered;
The majority of the respondents (31.2%) were aged between the ages of 19 – 34;
In total, 45.1% earned an income of between R2500 and R4999"