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The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber in partnership with the women's Circle launched the first of several women's business workshops at the Beach Hotel on Tuesday.
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The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Ms. Nocawe Mafu will on Friday, 26 November 2021 lead the Golekane Men and women in Conversation Conference to intensify the fight against GBVF at the Freedom Park Museum, Pretoria.The conference will be held under the theme, Uncovering workable GBVF solutions for an effective social response, as part of Golekane, a 365 Gender Based Violence Femicide (GBVF) awareness campaign.The Men and women in Conversation Conference is aimed at creating a multi-sectoral vibrant platform to uncover workable GBVF solutions collaboratively with social partners such as, the private sector, advocacy groups and NGOs.While Golekane campaign is primarily concerned with robust discussions amongst men, the upcoming 1-day conference is a multigender and multi-sectoral panel discussions based on the premises that men cannot talk about women without women at the table. It recognises that South Africa is fragmented as a result of GBVF, efforts to create a socially cohesive nation where fathers, mothers, girls, and boys live harmoniously with one another remain significant.As a multi-stream rotational panel discussion, conference will tackle topics such as: Toxic Masculinity, patriarchy the role of legislation to ending GBVF; Mental health, Mens health, and wellness; Poverty as one of the socioeconomic causes of GBVF; and Substance abuse.Panellists include: Ms. Zozibini Tunzi, South African model and former Miss Universe; Mr. Tendai Mtawarira, former Springbok National Rugby Team Player; Mr. Arne Rust, Brand Director, Carling Black Label; Ms. Cheryl Zondi, GBV survivor and victor; Mr. Bheki Ngcobo, (Ihashe Elimhlophe), musician; Mr. Sindiswa Mzamo, President of Circle of Global women Business owner of Ifearless App; Ms. Kayan Leung, Sonke Gender Justice Lawyer; Ms. Anele Siswana, Clinical Psychologist; Ms. Michelle Lima, Baqhawafazi Ambassador; Mr. Craig Wilkinson, Best-Selling Author, inspirational Speaker, Social Activist, Dad Coach. (Carling Black Label) and many more.Members of the media are invited toattend as follows:Date: Friday, 26 November 2021Time: 10h00Venue: Freedom Park Heritage Site Museum, PretoriaNB: Due to COVID-19 protocols, members of the media are encouraged to RSVP early.Members of the public can follow the event LIVE from DSAC social media platforms below: Facebook: @SportArtsCultureRSAYoutube: @SportArtsCultureRSATwitter: @SportArtsCultur RSVPsMadimetja MolebaCell: 066 301 4675E-mail: [email protected] Enquiries:Zimasa VelaphiCell: 072 172 8925E-mail: [email protected]
President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the South African delegation during his participation in the virtual 13th BRICS Summit scheduled for Thursday, 9 September 2021. The summit will be chaired by indias Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, as Chair of BRICS for 2021, under the theme, [email protected]: lntra-BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus. The programme will include opening remarks, which are open to the media, and the traditionally closed Leaders Session, reflecting on the future direction of BRICS. BRICS is a grouping of five major emerging economies Brazil, Russia, india, China and South Africa - which collectively represent about 42% of the global population, 23% of GDP, 30% of the worlds territory and 18% of global trade. Leaders will be focused on strengthening intra-BRICS relations and mutually beneficial cooperation across the BRICS pillars of cooperation, namely, political and security, economic and finance, social, and people-to-people cooperation, the Presidency said ahead of Thursdays summit. The summit will also receive reports from the BRICS National Security Advisors, the Chair of the BRICS Business Council, the Chair of the BRICS womens Business Alliance, and the President of the New Development Bank. The conference will also adopt the BRICS 2021 New Delhi Declaration, which emphasises the priorities of the indian Chairship in 2021, namely reform of the multilateral system, counter-terrorism cooperation, the application of digital and technological solutions for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and enhancing people-to-people exchanges. For this years summit, the Presidency said some of the cooperation outcomes include a revised Action Plan for Agricultural Cooperation of BRICS Countries, Counter-Terrorism Strategy Action Plan, Action Plan for implementing the Strategy on BRICS Economic Partnership, and revised BRICS Action Plan for innovation Cooperation. South Africas membership of BRICS enables the country to employ additional and powerful tools in its fight to address its domestic triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality through increased trade, investment, tourism, capacity building, skills and technology transfers, particularly to address its post-pandemic economic recovery, said the Presidency. South Africa has made concerted efforts to place the African continent and the Global South on the agenda of BRICS and to harmonise policies adopted in regional and international fora, with those pursued in BRICS, particularly Africas Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. international Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr Naledi Pandor; Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana; Trade, industry and Competition Minister, Ebrahim Patel; Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla, as well as the Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for State Security, Zizi Kodwa, will support the President. Session I of the summit is scheduled for 2pm.
Minister in the Presidency for women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, has called on all government departments and the private sector to give 40% of procurement to women owned businesses. women economic inclusion and access to the mainstream of the economy should be a priority, Nkoana-Mashabane said. Addressing the media during the official launch of womens Month 2021 on Friday, Nkoana-Mashabane said access to information on how to register a business, and how to do business with the State in all languages, remains a challenge for tens of thousands of women. The Minister said from next year, the department will begin a series of radio shows on 11 ofouth Africas largest stations. The focus is to answer the questions women business owners have, but cannot get answers to, especially in all African languages, the Minister said. The department will also late this month host the womens Economic Assembly in response to Pillar 5 of the National Strategic Plan (NSP) on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF), which is economic empowerment. The Minister said the assembly will put major sectors under the spotlight to evaluate the level of participation of women-owned businesses. She said the department is also beginning to look more into manufacturing, mining and mineral exploration, and women in the green economy. This years womens Month will be commemorated under the theme, "The year of Charlotte Maxeke: Realising womens Rights". This is in recognition and celebration of the 150th birthday anniversary of Mme Charlotte Makgomo Mannya Maxeke.