- Hon.members, South African women have achieved emancipation in the many
rights they enjoy.
- However, empowerment is everyone’s job. Government is a key enabler to
empower vulnerable groups. The only way is through budget appropriation
therefore the Minority Front supports this motion.
- It is hoped that with a women Premier and majority women cabinet, the Beijing
platform 1995 resolutions will be pushed.
- The 2030 SDG 5 of gender equality can only be achieved if we have gender
equity first, this means that the KZN Legislature must establish a Women’s
Budget Committee, fund adequate training and use to foster partnerships.
- Shelved plans that would have empowered women e.g.: The Women and Child
Hospital programme, pink public transport and other women– only
programmes needs revival.
A complete assessment must be done by Treasury, Office of the Premier and
Social Development on the women’s organisations funded. Only an evaluation will direct funds to organisations that are making a difference to reduce gender inequality.
- Funding must follow the phases of a women’s life–cycle from programmes for
the girl–child, youth and student life, marriage and work–life then senior,
retirement life. Preventative budgeting gives better performance outcomes.
- Finally, the OTP must hold an annual “Young Women’s Achiever Awards” to
recognise and promote the potential of women at their prime.
- Budget reprioritisation will motivate women to develop more than a fixed or
growth mindset to a motivational mindset. Hon.members, women must
- Thank you.
Debated by: Hon. Shameen Thakur-Rajbansi
Minority Front Leader (KZN Legislature)
Date: Thu 20 Oct 2022
Time: 09:00 to 16:00
Word Count: 247 Words