‘Worry less about what people say’

2015-09-02 06:00
AT the Women’s dialogue at the New Bohlokong Hall in Bethlehem were from the left Matseleng Modiselle, Angie Noosi, member of the mayoral committee (MMC) councillor for IDP and performance management at the Dihlabeng Local Municipality, Capt. Norah M

AT the Women’s dialogue at the New Bohlokong Hall in Bethlehem were from the left Matseleng Modiselle, Angie Noosi, member of the mayoral committee (MMC) councillor for IDP and performance management at the Dihlabeng Local Municipality, Capt. Norah M

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BOHLOKONG.

– “Don’t let your past control your current situation. We should stand up and fight for what we want.”

These were the words of Nomsa Snyman, a motivational speaker, when addressing about 100 women who attended the Women’s dialogue at the New Bohlokong Hall in Bethlehem on Thursday (27/08).

The initiative was part of Women’s Month celebrations. It was hosted by the Department of Police, Roads and Transport, together with the South African Police Services (SAPS), the Department of Social Development and the National Prosecuting Authority.

Snyman encouraged the women by saying that their current life situation was not permanent.

“There is no storm that is permanent in our lives. You should stand up and touch the garment of the Master (Jesus Christ) and worry less about what people say.”

Snyman said she did not grow up to be a motivational speaker, but she had to work hard to get to that position.

“I am here to give hope. Life was never simple for me. I went through tough times. Fear is nothing, but is something that stands in the way and hinders your progress.”

This year marked 59 years since the 1956 Women’s March to the Union Buildings, where about 20 000 women protested against the pass laws

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