News — 05 December 2018
FREE STATE GOVERNMENT FOLLOWS UP ON COMMITMENT TO TRAIN AND MENTOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS

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The Free State Provincial Government successfully launched the 16 Days of Activism For No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, on November 23, 2018, under this year’s national theme #HearMeToo, at Kaizer Sebothelo Stadium, in Botshabelo.
During the occasion, various government departments and stakeholders made commitments to assist in the development of women, in line with the 2018 sub-theme ‘Women of Fortitude’, which focuses on unlocking women and girls’ lives, reaching for those furthest behind through strengthening both rural and urban activism.The Free State O.R. Tambo marathon will be hosted at the heart of South
Africa in the historic city of Mangaung. The marathon will be hosted in collaboration
with the Free State Sport Confederation (FSSC), Free State Athletics (FSA) and
Achilles Running Club

Amongst the myriad of commitments made on the day, was a commitment to train and mentor 23 identified women in the business of fashion and haute couture. A three day training and mentoring programme, which commenced on 3 December 2018 and continued until 5 December 2018, was facilitated by Mosadi Mmelehi Women Empowerment Programme, based in Bloemfontein.
“We shall work tirelessly to end all forms of abuse, but also ensure that women and youth are also empowered”, said Premier Sisi Ntombela.

The certificating ceremony has been arranged as follows:
DATE : Wednesday, 05 December 2018
VENUE: Freedom Square, Bloemfontein
TIME : 14:00
For Further details on the event kindly contact Ms Ndumi Mayekiso 082 868 5210
For media confirmations, please contact:

Ms Pulane Tsupane
Cell: 071 3022 595
Email: pulane.tsupane@fspremier.gov.za

Ms. Nthabiseng Diphoko
Media Liaison Officer-Acting
Cell: 082 901 3466
Email: nthabiseng.diphoko@fspremier.gov.za

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