North West women applaud govt to promoting total emancipation of women
31 Aug 2012Various women in the North West Province have applauded Premier Thandi Modise and her provincial Government for strongly pushing the agenda of total emancipation of women in the province.
Mogomotse Gumede, of Reivello in Greater Taung Local Municipality said she is very happy that the province is being led by a woman who has the interests of women in the province at her heart.
“We are pleased that our province is led by a strong woman who is representing us well and doing a lot to uplift women not only in the province but the country at large.
We still believe that thought the leadership of our Premier, more women will be at the cutting edge of executive decision-making, policy formulation and legislative processes,” said Gumede at the Gala Dinner hosted by Premier Modise at Madiba Banquet Hall on Thursday.
The gala dinner was the last event to mark the end of August women month’s activities in the province.
Gumede said younger women must learn a lot from the women in high positions who are doing very well in positions that are dominated by men.
Goitsemang Molefe, from Anglican Church of Resurrection in Mahikeng remarked that women must continue to take a lead in shaping the future of the country.
She thanked all the female leaders in government who are serving the nation with dignity, pride and passion.
“When we take leadership positions as women, let us not be tempted to lose our touch as caring, dignified, hard working human being we always are in our homes.
We must continue to teach our young people who will be our future leaders the difference between right and wrong,” she cited.
Violet Molotsi, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Health and Environment Development in Bojanala Platinum District Municipality also added her voice and said women must relook at their role in building a caring society.
“We have the responsibility to change the society that we are living in right now. We must be very worried when we hear in the media that a child has raped a very old granny.
We must ask ourselves as women, what kind of children are we raising?” she asked also adding that women must teach their children good morals from an early age.
Also speaking at the gala dinner, North West Premier, Thandi Modise encourages women to challenge all the issues that affect women in the province.
She said women must not fold their arms when they have a reason to believe that things are not done in a correct manner.
She further warned women to stop being used by greedy men who want to further their own agenda.
“I have heard that women accept high positions given to them by men not because they can hold these positions but because men use these women for their own selfish reasons,” she cited.
Premier Modise said the best way of building a caring society is to go back to the basics of raring a disciplined child.
She also encouraged young women to prioritise education as it is the only weapon that will fight many challenges faced by women
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Issued by: North West Provincial Government
31 Aug 2012
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