DCSR Event advances the lives of Mpumalanga women

Mpumalanga closed Women’s Month in style when thousands of people descended on Ezinambeni Edward Matjeke Primary School in Ezinambeni, eMalahleni on Sunday, 30 August.
Celebrated under the theme: Women United in Moving South Africa Forward, the event was marked to honour the undying spirit of South African women and the role they play in moving South Africa forward. The provincial government used the event to celebrate women in the province, highlight the plight of women and work against abuse and any form of gender-based violence.
 Culture, Sport and Recreation MEC, Ms Norah Mahlangu-Mabena, who delivered a speech on behalf of Premier DD Mabuza, called upon all the women of South Africa to stand up and not be silent about abuse and any form of gender-based violence. Mahlangu–Mabena further warned men to stop abusing women and children. “Real men protect their women and children and do not hurt them in any way,” she said the MEC. Mahlangu-Mabena added that government alone cannot deal with all the challenges facing the country and urged women to work with government to make the country a better place for all those who live in it. During the event, government handed over of two fully-furnished houses to Mokhomasi and Khumalo families. Martha Mokhomasi (77) of Phase Two in Hlalanikahle expressed her gratitude.  “Gone are the days where my family and I lived in fear and worried about flooding during the rain seasons as we now have a beautiful and stable roof over our heads, this is all thanks to the Mpumalanga government led by Premier DD Mabuza,” says Mokhomasi.
Other donations on the day included wheelchairs to five women of the community who are living with disabilities, food parcels to 20 families, school uniforms as well as reading glasses and sports equipment.