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Member of parliament – Freedom Front Plus – Heloïse Denner

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to member of parliament,  Heloïse Denner from the Freedom Front Plus. She serves on the portfolio committee for Employment and Labour. She shares some of the responsibilities associated with being a member of parliament, emphasising oversight of government departments and being able to make a real difference in people’s lives. For example, she highlights the Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS), which was implemented by the Department of Labour to financially assist employers and workers during the nationwide lockdown enforced to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, which has paid out in the region of R60billion.  We discuss the high unemployment rate in South Africa, officially at 32.5%, and the slow progress of government as well as current policies to create jobs. In relation to this point, Ms Denner remarks on the fact that the private sector is the greatest employment creator in the country, and stresses the importance of the private sector to stimulating the economy and creating jobs. In terms of female empowerment, women need to have adequate access to education and employment. The opportunities that women have today were built off the actions of strong women and men that have gone before us. Women must stand up, stand together and stand strong. Tune in for more…

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