The theme is: “100 Years of Albertina Sisulu… Woman of Fortitude. Women United In Moving South Africa Forward”.
The Women’s Month celebration at the Kwaggafontein stadium this Saturday will begin with a Healthy Walk before Premier Refilwe Mtsweni addresses the gathering.
She will lead the walk together with arts and culture MEC Thandi Shongwe and Kwaggafontein mayor Nomsa Mtsweni.
Mstweni’s keynote address is expected to touch on the issue of gender-based violence and ways to fight the scourge.
She will also highlight ways of bringing about women economic empowerment in the province as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle.
The theme is ‘100 Years of Albertina Sisulu: Woman of Fortitude. Women United In Moving South Africa Forward’.
Arts and culture spokeswoman Sibongile Nkosi said later Refilwe, Nomsa, Shongwe and other MECs will hand over “social relief items”, which will include furnished houses.
“Our aim as a government is to impact the lives of women from all walks of life through a variety of programmes,” Nkosi said.
“It will not only commemorate, celebrate and connect women with the stories of their past but will also open up opportunities for a better future, advancing their course towards socio-economic empowerment,” she said.
The platform will be used to condemn the recent spate of violence against women, Nkosi added.
“The Premier will deliver a keynote address, while Zahara, Bathabile and local artists will provide entertainment,” she said.
(edited by ZK)
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