Release: Immediate Members of the media are cordially invited to the launch of

A Place To Call Home- a global campaign to end street homelessness by 2030. The aim of the project is to empower our homeless community to get off the streets. In attendance will be the Tshwane MMC for Community Development Services, Ntsiki Mokhotho, and the Tshwane MMC for Health, Sakkie du Plooy.

The City of Tshwane has committed itself to be among the first cities in a global movement to end homelessness as evidenced by the passing of our homelessness policy soon after assuming office. The Institute of Global Homelessness at DePaul University is launching this campaign to help 150 cities globally to work toward ending street homelessness by 2030.

At the launch, the City will announce its commitment to participate as one of 10 cities across all six continents, working with its local partners and the Institute of Global Homelessness toward “A Place To Call Home” for all who are currently living on the streets of our city. In recent years, a social contract was entered into by the City of Tshwane, in partnership with the Tshwane Homelessness Forum, the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa.

Rosanne Haggerty, founder of the Common Ground Community and Community Solutions, based in New York City, will be the keynote speaker at this event.
Media attending the event must please RSVP at the following link:

Details of the launch:
Date: Thursday, 15 March 2018
Place: University of Pretoria. Economics and Management Sciences Building. Lynnwood Road
Time: 18:00
Important: Access Gate-If you arrive before 18h00, please use the main gate in Lynnwood Road. After 18h00 you will have to use the gate in University Road.
Media enquiries:

Samkelo Mgobozi, Spokesperson to the Executive Mayor of Tshwane 078 231 5977

Wayne Renkin Programme Coordinator: Akanani Tshwane Leadership Foundation 081 789 7835