Women get houses

SEBOKENG.- The launch of the Sedibeng District MunicipalityΓÇÖs (SDM) womenΓÇÖs month programme at New Village (Lengweleng) in Sebokeng recently saw 15 houses handed to women beneficiaries. This yearΓÇÖs commemorations arr held under the theme, ΓÇ£Working together to enhance womenΓÇÖs opportunities to economic empowermentΓÇ¥. A wide range of the SDM campaigns and programmes have been lined up to pay special attention to the needs of women in the area and priority has been given to promoting womenΓÇÖs access to economic opportunities. During the launch SDM executive mayor Simon Mofokeng and the Gauteng MEC for Local Government and Housing Humphrey Mmemezi handed over the 15 houses to women recipients, among them were two who were born in 1918 and 1924. ΓÇ£ It is interesting to note that this yearΓÇÖs programme will be paying tribute to our revolutionary mothers who may have since joined our ancestors and while others are still alive in the name of Maletanta, Malefiedi and not forgetting Theresa Ramashamole, a members of the Sharpeville six respectivelyΓÇ¥, says Mofokeng. The SDM recognizes that while women have made important gains, there is a lot more work to be done.
Source:  Vaal Weekly