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SA ranks high when it comes to women leadership

By Maanda Mulaudzi

Today we have a woman as Speaker of Parliament and a number of Cabinet Ministers as women, In fact , South is ranked amongst the highest when it comes to recognition of women leadership and upliftment. In this province we have female MECs than our male counterparts, said Mme Mmapula Mokaba on the occasion of the International Women’s Day celebrations held at Ga- Mmalebogo, Blouberg Municipality on 08 March 2015.

 

She said that the Women’s Day was about celebrating acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the lives of our communities. This year the day was celebrated  under the theme that says, Empowering Women-Empowering Humanity: Picture It” The theme was about vision of a world where each woman and girl can exercise her choices, such as participating in politics, getting an education, having an income, and living in societies free from violence and discrimination.

MEC Mokaba said.”I know of a women like Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma who is the first woman to lead the AU Commission as the Chairperson. A woman like Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka who is the United Nations Executive Director of Women, our own former Deputy President. A woman like Ria Ledwaba who is a successful Football Administrator and a Member of SAFA’s Nationa Executive Committee, she is a woman of this province. There are women like Beka Ntsanwisi who was bestowed with the highest National order by the President of this country, the Order of the Baobab. Mama Beka is also known as Mother Theresa of Limpopo for the good work she is doing with vulnerable communities. We also have young women like Miss Rolene Strauss, a medical student who was recently crowned Miss World in London”