It's been 18 years since South Africa has attained it's democracy but yet there are practices that are performed by the government by which raises questions about the rights of women in South Africa.
Has the South Africa empowered women to voice out their opinions on issues that affect them?
went down town to find out what people had to say,Thandiswa Bikistwa of
Ellererines said , "The government does not give women a platform to
voice out their opinions , many women and children get abused but their
voices are not heard."On the contrary Gira Hattingh ,owner of
KwamamGira super save store said that women are not given a platform to
voice out their opinions ,"I feel that the empowerment for white and
black women is very bad I know and I've witnessed too many foreigners
in this country, the revenue is taken by foreigners , ladies who have
hawkers on the street cannot buy with the money they have because
Somalians or Pakistani's in every corner , therefore us as women in
South Africa have no place.
However, cope spokesperson
in Grahamstown , Sfundo Mlinda is adamant that South African women are
empowered to voice their opinions , he said ,"South African women are
empowered to an extent that the regulatory framework , including the
constitution provides so, to participate directly in the democratization
of the country , to an extent that it is successful we may not be in a
position to claim that indeed after seventeen years of democracy women
are indeed in the mainstream of democratic processes in South Africa".
some people think that women are being given a platform to express
themselves , there are those who still think that there's more to be
By:Natasha "STICH" Phiri