LIMPOPO – Minister of the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane announced on Tuesday the 20th April 2021 that the department will host Women Manyano in remembrance of Mme (Mother) Charlotte Maxeke in Botlokwa, Limpopo.
Charlotte Maxeke was the first black woman to obtain a university degree in South Africa and the first African to graduate in America. She was an activist who dedicated her all endlessly and with loyalty through education, women empowerment and bringing the community together for people of South Africa.
According to the media statement the event to take place will be to honour her legacy and life. This year 2021 marks 150th anniversary of Mother Charlotte Maxeke who was born on the 7th April 1871.
The commemoration to take place will be the start of many other events in Botlokwa, Limpopo. The presidency and the cabinets acclaimed a decoration to honour Charlotte Maxeke for the year 2021.
“Mme (Mother) Charlotte Maxeke was a visionary and firebrand of a leader, who was ahead of her time. I call on all the government and civil society to espouse the values she stood for, and to strive towards achieving the vision she had for a progressive and inclusive country.
She served this country with distinction, always concerned with community development and the energy of our youth,” said Minister Nkona- Mashabane on the media statement.
Furthermore, the minister and the Limpopo Provincial Treasury will go over to the school of intellectually impaired learners to give them sanitary towels and to give them assurance that the department will support them as contribution to Corporate Social Responsibility the Provincial Treasury has adopted the Special School in Botlokwa, Limpopo.
By Abrigado Soto (Journalist)