KZN MEC for Cogta Nomusa Dube-Ncube has urged young women to take advantage of opportunities created by our democratic government to systematically empower women. Dube-Ncube was speaking in Durban where she today shared a platform with hundreds of school going girls from various schools around eThekwini.
Dube-Ncube said that the future of this country is in their hands and it is incumbent upon them to ensure that this government ultimately succeeds in its endeavours to advance the agenda of Radical Socio Economic Transformation.
“Many of you are part of the generation that will be responsible for taking our country into the next phase of our democratic dispensation which we now refer to as Radical Economic Transformation. The fact that your parents were denied the opportunities that you enjoy today should serve as an inspiration for you to play your part in combating injustice and to become part of the solution to the challenges faced by your communities,” said Dube-Nucbe.
She called upon young girls to enjoy the fruits of freedom that are available to them today. “Today you have access to the best education which is as a result of this government. There were women who sacrificed their lives for you to go to schools you are attending today. These schools were previously only reserved for the select few and the African majority was left to receive inferior education,” said Dube- Ncube.
Dube-Ncube said she wanted to see young girls venturing aggressively into career paths that had previously been the sole reserve of men. In her bid to motivate these girls, Dube-Ncube invited women leaders from various sectors of society to speak to young girls. These include, among others, Ukhozi FM’s radio host Dudu Khoza and Ushaka Marine CEO Stella Khumalo.
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