26 August 2021
The Minister of Social Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, will on Friday, August 27, deliver a memorial lecture in honour and remembrance of uMama Albertina Sisulu in Hemmingways, Eastern Cape Province.
Mama Sisulu was a fearless champion of democracy and human rights who contributed immensely to the struggle for liberation of all South Africans. Throughout her life, MaSisulu faced numerous obstacles, yet she continued to fight tirelessly for a better South Africa and she remains one of the female freedom fighters and liberators of South Africa.
Despite difficult conditions imposed by the apartheid regime, MaSisulu was truly a woman of fortitude and her strength and resilience will continually shine like a beacon even during current COVID-19 pandemic.
The memorial lecture is part of Women’s Month programme which is led by the theme, “The year of Charlotte Mannya Maxeke: Realising Women’s Rights.” It seeks to amongst other things, inspire women to unite so that they may be able to form support groups, promote education, health and wellbeing, promote a national identity and cultural diversity, build a networking session for up and coming business women in the Province. Most importantly, it is about encouraging women benefit and participate in the country’s main stream economy of South Africa.
On the same day, Minister Zulu, will in partnership with Vicky Mbalo Foundation, distribute 200 sanitary packs to girls in one of the local schools around the area.
Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the Memorial Lecture and distribution of sanitary packs engagements arranged as follows:
Date: Friday, 27 August 2021
Venue: East London Golf Club, 22 Gleneagles Upper Rd, Bunkers Hill, East London East London.
ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT