Sekhukhune women celebrated

MARBLE HALL – In the advancement of women emancipation in Sekhukhune, the district municipality hosted its International Women’s Day commemoration at the Marble Hall Civic Hall within the Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality on Tuesday.

The International Women’s Day is observed globally on 08 March annually with the aim to address challenges women face and the achievements attained in their emancipation efforts.

Women from all walks of life in the district together with councilors, women rights groups and Sekhukhune District Municipality (SDM) Executive Committee (Exco) members partook in the commemoration.

On behalf of the Executive Mayor, Yvonne Mmakola, SDM Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Special Projects, said the district municipality not only celebrated women but called upon girl children to attend school and get education.

Identified pupils from various schools in the district were handed over sanitary towels during the commemoration.

Mmakola said one of the efforts the district was making is to ensure a maximized roll-out programme for sanitary towels for girl learners, not only in most rural but all schools in the district.

Mmakola worried that girl-children not affording sanitary towels were faced with a huge challenge whereby they were forced to stay away from school during their menstruation period.

“If we calculate the number of days that some girl children miss classes during menstruation, we all will see the need to help. They miss about five days a month and that adds up to a lot of days in an academic year,” worried Mmakola.

Mmakola further said the emancipation of women and their inclusion in economy in the district was dependent on their full capacitation.

Rendani Tshikungulu, a representative from Office of Women Status (OWS) in the Premier’s Office, called on women to empower themselves through acquiring more information to be able to help one another.

Tshikungulu further said there was a need for women to stand up for themselves in the fight against gender based violence, inequality and the HIV/Aids pandemic.

Refiole Rabalao and Desiree Matlala, young women rights activists, appealed to young women to build self confidence among themselves, support one another and further challenged government to ensure the fight against triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality is won to emancipate women

Thapelo Motseo

COMPANY BACKGROUND Sekhukhune Times was founded in 2015 for the purpose of providing Sekhukhune community and businesses with quality news. The business is operated within the Sekhukhune district municipality which consist of four municipality namely Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality, Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality, Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality and Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality . Sekhukhune Times help the readers to become aware of their surroundings from social life, to the news happening in the community and also not forgetting what’s happening on the outside world’ it brings you all the news in a convenient and simple language that community can understand and It is released every Thursday and distributed through various mine, shops, , pubiic institutions and in schools. Complimentary copies are distributed to advertisers. The publication is also available online Sekhukhune Times bring you all the news you need to know about the community, events coming up, speeches and also some tips on surviving student life as well as anything which you feel could be beneficial to students voicing out their opinions. MISSION . To became a cross border publication that will link young people from all corners of the world. . To became a source of information to the youth and community in general. .To became a tool for businesses big and small to market their products. .To serve as a communication tool for businesses, government, school and communities in general. .To offer jobs to young people and thus participate in eradicating unemployment, which is a major contributor to increase in crime, AIDS and poverty in our communities. .Provide auxiliary services such as printing, layout and design and photography for other institutions. . Sekhukhune Times is committed to providing the client with a quality product at competitive price within schedule. . At all time we will address and service the customers, requirements, comply with specifications, standards and technical requirements, act ethically and with dignity

Social Media Auto Publish Powered By :