The President said R1,6 billion will be allocated to the emergency response action plan but what he didn't tell us is that this is not new money. This is money that need to come from good graces of departmental heads and is not deliberately rig fenced for gender-based violence and femicide.
You don't have to look far for signs of this. Treasury has said R1,4 billion of the R1,6 billion is already allocated in the budget. So, this is not something new that happened magically in September after the President sold the nation dreams. The truth is, there is not R1,6 billion in the adjustments budgets of all departments that are geared towards the emergency action plan.
What does this say? To me, it says that government is grasping at straws when it comes to resourcing interventions, implementing interventions across all departments and monitoring and evaluating the outcomes of these interventions. This is not happening!