Deputy President to deliver a keynote address at the Rural Women's Event In celebration of the Women's Month
25 August 2008
Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will on Monday, 25 August 2008, address the Rural Women's Event as part of the Women's Month celebrations at Mbhashe, Eastern Cape province.
The Rural Women's event represents an important occasion for government to communicate its commitment to ensure equal participation of men and women, rural and urban in creating a better life for all. The event also follows a series of August month activities and events taking place throughout the country, in recognition of contributions and challenges faced by women on a day-to-day basis. It also offers a platform for government to identify with women abilities, expertise and talents, so that jointly with men; they could help to eradicate poverty, unemployment and under-development through various programmes and initiatives.
Deputy President will focus on issues related to strategies employed by government to eradicate poverty through economic empowerment of women, as part of the Anti-Poverty Strategy.
Member of the media are invited to attend as follows:
Date: Monday, 25 August 2008
Time: .09h00 (media to arrive at 08H30)
Venue: Mbhashe, Eastern Cape province
For more information please contact:
Cell: 082 318 5251
Spokesperson to the Deputy President
Cell: 082 561 3772
Issued by: The Presidency
20 August 2008