ZFM Celebrates Women 2019
The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality recently held a special Women’s Day event in honour of the women working at the District Municipality. The event formed part of the Women’s month programme of August.
Women’s month is celebrated annually in August as a celebration and commemoration of the approximately 20 000 women of who marched to the Union Buildings in 1956 to petition against the Apartheid pass laws that required South African’s to carry an passport that served to maintain segregation between blacks and whites.
The event was attended by amongst others the Executive Mayor, Cllr Roy Olyn, the Speaker of the District Municipality, Cllr Moses Moalosi and the Municipal Manager, Mr Gilbert Lategan. In his speech the Executive Mayor highlighted the plight of women in the 21st century and the constant need for the emancipation of women. This year women’s month is celebrated under the theme, “25 years of democracy- Growing South Africa together for women’s emancipation”.