Women are the world’s biggest assets

By Bongani Hlatshwayo

MBOMBELA – Women are the biggest assets in the world and therefore, need to be treated with care at all costs.
This is the assertion of the MEC for Social Development, Thandi Shongwe during an exclusive interview in welcoming Women’s Month.
“Politically speaking, women play a pivotal role in ensuring that government delivers on its mandate unto the people they serve.
Societally, it’s women on the forefront of family setups in raising children and running their families in conjunction with their professional careers, efficiently so without tiring.
“It’s womenfolk at the forefront of civic groups in our communities that ensure that bread and butter issues within our communities are catered for.
It is womenfolk leading proceedings in boardrooms mapping out major strategies that will catapult world economies to a better stead.
“It’s womenfolk at the forefront of organizations for people living with disabilities in our communities, hence the abuse has decreased drastically and their sector is treated with dignity all over.
“Sports wise, women are performing excellently in all sporting codes, thus proving to all and sundry, that they are the real cornerstones of our society, hence they will forever be timbokodvo along the popular phrase: Wathint’ Abafazi, Wathint’Imbokodo.
“It’s on this very important note that I urge the younger generation, to take a cue from the older generation, especially the brave women who marched to the Union Buildings against the carrying of passes that changed the scenario for women from all walks of life, from all races.
“Black women, especially, ceased to be confined to the rural areas, tending for families separated from their husbands who toiled for a living in urban areas.
Women changed that in 1956, so can you. Be the change that you want and desire, then this world will be a better place to live. Happy Women’s Month to our women,” she concluded.

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