The KZN Provincial Government lead by Premier Mr Willies Mchunu is currently visiting the UThukela District under the newly formed Alfred Duma Local Municipality as part of Operation Sukuma Sakhe (OSS).
OSS is a monthly Community Outreach programme where government interacts with members of the community to address social ills.
(visit https://goo.gl/Nopv6E for additional background information on Operation Sukuma Sakhe)
The community of Alfred Duma is mostly affected by a high number of deaths of mothers and children under the age of five.
There is also a high rate of teenage pregnancies which result in young girls dropping out of schools thereby increasing illiteracy and unemployment rates.
Other social issues include crime and gender based violence, rape and drug abuse which negatively affects the well being of the community.
The Premier and MECs began addressing the community from 8.30am this morning.
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