The Gauteng Provincial Legislature will be rounding off its August Month with a bang, through an Indaba targeted at women from all over Gauteng across the various industries.  Themed “Women’ emancipation is the Nation’s emancipation”, the Indaba will provide a platform for women’s involvement in the business of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature and also advance women’s agenda, with a specific focus on issues of economic empowerment and gender based violence.

A first of its kind, the Women’s Indaba will take place Thursday, 31st August, and is expected to attract over 300 women from different industries who will participate through panel discussions. The women will break into commissions that will focus on: Promoting Gender equity through Transformation, Modernization and Reindustrialization in Gauteng; The role of women in the socio-economic development of Gauteng Province; and Empowering Gauteng women to address gender based violence. The Women’s Indaba will afford ordinary women, young women, academics, women in business, and women in government an opportunity to raise their views and engage on matters affecting them.

Details of the Indaba are as follows:

Date:  Thursday, 31 August 2017
Time:  09h00
Venue: Birchwood Hotel (The Baobab), Ekurhuleni

The Legislature is committed to creating platforms for meaningful participation by Gauteng women to inform its oversight mandate over the Gauteng Government’s programme of action in response to issues affecting women.

Members of the media are invited to this prestigious event. Your confirmation of attendance is imperative.

For more information or interview queries, please contact: Ms Thabisile Nzuke on 011 498 5416 / 082 619 4411 email: OR Ms Pfano Bulasigobo on 011 498 6381 / 060 533 1982 email: