Department celebrates women

2015-09-02 06:00
AMONG the guests who attended the Department of Correctional Services’ Bizzah Makhate Management Area Women’s Month function and Men’s Forum launch recently, are from the left Mpumi Mlangeni-Andries, Tom Maloka, Grace Thoso, Conny Kgomo, Itumeleng Mo

AMONG the guests who attended the Department of Correctional Services’ Bizzah Makhate Management Area Women’s Month function and Men’s Forum launch recently, are from the left Mpumi Mlangeni-Andries, Tom Maloka, Grace Thoso, Conny Kgomo, Itumeleng Mo

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THE Department of Correctional Services’ Bizzah Makhate Management Area paid homage to women’s contribution when they hosted a glittering Women’s Day function and launched a men’s forum in Kroonstad last Thursday (20/08).

The event was themed DCS women X moving South Africa forward. This event was different because it not only honoured women’s contribution, but also launched the Men’s Forum, which is meant to address issues of men and their role in society.

In her address, Conny Kgomo, regional manager of equity, highlighted critical issues affecting women in the workplace, such as unfair practices, inequality and career paths.

“The issues that are affecting us do not only involve women. We also need the support, protection and guidance of our male counterparts,” she said.

She commended the management area for establishing the Men’s Forum, which is a platform to involve men broadly.

There were also presentations from the Bizzah Makhate stakeholders, giving information on family wellness, focusing on personal finances, spiritual and emotional wellbeing.

Doreen Lichakane, departmental employee assistant, encouraged employees to improve their emotional wellness.

“We must accept ourselves and love who we are.

“Many of us go through challenges in life and it is up to us how we choose to move on.

“Whether it is after a loss of a loved one, a broken relationship or rejection, the important thing is to get up after falling,” Lichakane said

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