As the part of Women’s day celebrations, Women in Bitou organised a peaceful march to make their voice heard.With the theme of 20 years of democracy being “Inspiring Change’, the march started at Phakamisani Primary School and ended at a child headed house.
This household was identified by the Department of Social Development as an inspiration to many as this household is headed by the still-at-school twin sisters Silindokuhle and Siphethokuhle Kota.
The Municipality and other relevant stakeholders worked together and donated, blankets, groceries and other identified needy material.
The Gender officer of Bitou Municipality Mrs. Sylvia Mtshamba said “Women’s day indeed is an important time for us to recognize the contributions of Women living in South Africa past and present”. This day is also an opportunity to reflect on the work that still need to be done in order to build Bitou Municipality for the next generation of Women and Girls”. She further emphasised that this is not the last, the municipal gender office will work closely with social workers in identifying child headed homes.Last published 30 March 2016