Parliamentarian & Chairperson Portfolio Committee Women: Thandi Memela
This week we are joined by Thandi Cecilia Memela – Parliamentarian and Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Women in The Presidency. We discuss some of the portfolio committee’s responsibilities to ensure that women are economically active, whether they own a small business or are employed by large enterprises, and amplifying this message across the African continent. On the one hand we reflect on archaic practices such as primogeniture and other traditional laws that prevented women from inheriting and owning property, and on the other hand remark on positive legislation which strives for equal rights. In pursuit of equality there is a need to change mindsets of both men and women and socialise future generations to respect and value one another irrespective of gender. Tune in for more….