Parliamentarian & Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee of Public Works and Infrastructure – Nolitha Ntobongwana
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to member of parliament and Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee of Public Works and Infrastructure – Nolitha Ntobongwana. We discuss the oversight and governance role of the portfolio committee that she chairs, and some of the challenges regarding implementation of budget items and accountable delivery. We reflect on the role of the African National Congress’s Women’s League to prioritize issues that affect all women. In terms of female economic empowerment we raise concerns that women, although possessing requisite capability for positions, still tend to be overlooked for roles, in favour of men. We highlight the scourge of gender based violence, and Ms Ntobongwana suggests solutions, in part, lie with men, as perpetrators of GBV, changing their perspectives of women, and for women as primary child rearers to socialise boys and girls to adopt egalitarian values and regarding one another as equals. Tune in for more….