New theme and campaign as minister in the presidency Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane kick starts 2019 Women’s Month in South Africa.
Written by Buhle Lindwa, The South African
Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane kick starts 2019 Women’s Month with a detailed programme of activities, under the theme of 25 Years of Democracy: “Growing South Africa Together for Women’s Emancipation”.
During the month of August, the government is set to host events that shine the light on South Africa achieving gender equality. The focus will further be on alleviating crucial circumstances of young women, and women with disabilities who encounter discrimination due to their gender and economic status.
SFC Editor’s Note: As part of South Africa women’s month, a unique group of women in South Africa were given the spotlight this month for their spirit and leadership – the “Soccer Grannies” of Soweto. What started in Limpopo through a grannies team called Vakhegula Vakhegula is now growing in the country’s biggest township. Click here to read more and be inspired.