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Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Reflecting on the life of Mama Sisulu

ICON: CPUT is co-hosting The Albertina Sisulu Centenary Panel Discussion with Department of Arts & Culture and SAfm. ICON: CPUT is co-hosting The Albertina Sisulu Centenary Panel Discussion with Department of Arts & Culture and SAfm.

CPUT students and staff members will lend their voices to a Women’s Month event with the Department of Arts & Culture and SAfm on the Bellville Campus this evening (August 7).

The Albertina Sisulu Centenary Panel Discussion will kick off at 6 pm and will be broadcast live on SAfm between 8pm and 9pm.

Panellists include the Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, and the Minister of Women in the Presidency, Bathabile Dlamini.

The discussion will decipher the history of the struggle for liberation in general and gender equality in particular, focusing on the role played by women.

Panellists will employ the life story of the late Mama Albertina Sisulu as an anchor, focusing on her life story and the values she espoused as a mother, a struggle icon and a professional (noting that she was a registered nurse and had practiced nursing while playing other roles).

This is also meant to be a reflective platform in recounting the many gains made for women since the advent of freedom and democracy for South African.

The discussion will foreground and critically assess some of the legislative, policy and programmatic responses at the level of the state.

This year South Africa is celebrating the centenary of Sisulu who was born on 21 October 1918.

The other panellists are Pinky Kekana, Secretary General of Pan African Women's Organisation and South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Communication, Faith Sibiya from the CPUT SRC: Mowbray Campus, Dr Trunette Joseph from CPUT’s Faculty of Engineering and Charlotte Lobe from the Department of International Relations & Cooperation.

Written by CPUT News