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25 September 2020

Tlhabane/ Rustenburg – Women health workers were urged to stand up to perpetrators of gender-based violence (GBV) during a motivational session held at Tlhabane Community Hall on Friday 11 September. The session was aimed to motivate women to remain resolute and to speak out against anyone who infringes on their rights.

Nono Letshwiti, a motivational speaker and entrepreneur, encouraged the women to carry themselves with pride and dignity and to remain unshaken in the face of an increase in the number of GBV crimes within communities. “Discover your purpose in life. As a woman, you are not living for a marriage. You are also not a house-keeping wife. You have a lot more to offer,” she said.

Rustenburg health outreach manager Thoko Tlhapane echoed similar sentiments in her remarks. “Be confident of yourself. As a woman, you can make it in every business sphere including in mining. Gone are the days when women’s places were confined to the kitchen.”

Bosa Ledwaba urged parents to instil good morals and character attributes in their children. “No one must bully or abuse another person. As parents, we need to teach our children about care, love, and responsibility so that they do not become abusers.”

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