Parliamentarian & Portfolio Committee Member – Kathleen Dibolelo Mahlatsi (African National Congress)
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to member of parliament Kathleen Dibolelo Mahlatsi from the African National Congress (ANC), who also serves on the portfolio committees of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, as well as Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development. We remark on the role of the ANC Women’s League to spearhead the ANC’s gender parity policy which aims for equal representation of women and men throughout the structures of the party; furthermore how this policy influences broader society to encourage gender equality. Additionally, we reflect on the continued relevance of the ANC Women’s League, as a structure that advocates for the needs of the voiceless, defends and advances the rights of women in South Africa. We highlight education, especially higher education, as a vital tool to empower women and additionally drive the country’s economy growth and social well-being through skilled individuals. Tune in for more.