Khomanani Day held in Waboomskraal
Issued George Municipality, 28 October 2021
Caption: Willbedine Jordaan (left) from the HIV subsection, George Municipality at the Khomanani Day event in Waboomskraal and Rose Josephs, Maria Khumalo,Katy Plaatjies, Getruida Camper and Dolfien Daniels and Sister Katrina Maritz.
The Community Development HIV subsection celebrated Khomanani Day in Waboomskraal by hosting a wellness programme with the focus on cancer awareness and HIV on Tuesday at Waboomskraal Community Hall. Cllr Sean Snyman, Portfolio Councillor for Community Services addressed the attendees and represented the Executive Mayor, Alderman Leon van Wyk.
Cllr Snyman said viruses do not only come in the form of diseases but social issues are like a cancer in society. “If we do not have the discipline to take action against gangsterism, crime or even poverty or any other social ill while it can still be cured, the “cancer” can eat away at our society. He said it is like the illness, if you treat it in time you have a better chance of beating the disease.
The councillor thanked all of the participants who had stalls at the event, inlcuding subsections of the Municipality’s Community Services and the Department of Health, Cansa and Bethesda, a frail care organisation. Food hampers were given to members of the community to help them in a time of need. Inspirational talks and health screenings for HIV testing, breast examinations, pap smears and vaccinations were given during the event.
Khomanani Day is a national social mobilization campaign focusing on the impact of HIV and AIDS in society and promoting community action, partnership and awareness against the disease.