Public Works North Coast Regional Office wrapped up Women's Month on a high note with glitz and glamour. The region decided to honour our own female employees for their positive contributions in the workplace.
Staff and guests assembled at the old Legislative Assembly Chamber as the programme commenced. In her opening remarks, Ms Ntombizodwa Majozi who was the Programme Director said: "This day is our day and we must rejoice and be glad in it." Majozi was vocal in reminding the guests that Women's Month is celebrated in August as a tribute to the thousands of women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. Our country is fortunate that the government is making significant progress in empowering women in all spheres.
North Coast Region's female employees cheering during Women's Month Celebrations
Ms Thuthukile Ndlovu highlighted the purpose of the day: "The whole of August is our month so we decided as a region to celebrate this month to remember our struggle as women." Attendees listened attentively while speakers delivered their individual addresses. Items such as cancer, healthy lifestyles and saving were the top matters on the agenda.
One of the speakers; Mr Sauiem White from AltCare emphasized the importance of a healthy lifestyle: "Your health is your wealth and exercising is very important." A motivational talk by Mrs Thabede brought further vibrancy of the occasion. She spoke about ‘Woman after God's own heart'. Everyone present was heartened by her speech.
Ms Ntombizodwa Majozi and Ms Thuthukile Ndlovu during Women's Month Celebration
Music and dancing added to the great vibe of the occasion.