President moves women agenda forward

Thursday, July 24, 2014

By More Matshediso

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma will on 31 July launch Women’s Month at the Union Buildings, in Pretoria.

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi said the launch-- under the theme, ‘60th anniversary of the Women’s charter as part of the 20 years of Freedom, Moving Women’s Agenda Forward!’-- will be joined by the Pan African Parliament.

“The Pan African Parliament will also pay tribute to the Pan African Women’s Organization and its role in liberating South African women,” the minister said on Thursday.

The minister was briefing media on the outcomes of the Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday, in Cape Town.

She said the main event will be held in Durban on 9 August.

A number of activities are planned for the month of August to celebrate the gains made by South Africa in changing the lives of South African women.

These key events mark achievements by exceptional local women and the gains made by all South African women. The details of these events will be announced in due course.

“The Department of Arts and Culture, as the lead department of Women’s Month, will also launch the 20 Best Moments for Women during August,” said the Minister on Thursday.

National Science Week

Women’s Month coincides with National Science Week (NSW) that will be launched by the Department of Science and Technology on 2 August.

The NSW 2014, which will last until 9 August, will see citizens participating in a number of science activities across the country.

“These will entail exhibitions, science shows, workshops and lectures,” she said.

The Minister said a programme of activities will be announced in due course.

 “Cabinet calls on parents, teachers, learners and South Africans in general to be part of the National Science Week 2014,” said Minister Muthambi.

NSW’s theme is “Today’s science, tomorrow’s world”. - SAnews.gov.za

 

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