- President Cyril Ramaphosa is engaging with the BusinessWomen's Association of SA under the banner of 'The Economy is Woman'
- Ramaphosa has given the nation's professional women an opportunity to share their experiences and concerns
- With the spotlight on gender-based violence and inclusivity in recent times, the president has assured the nation that the state is behind its female citizens
President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking part in the BusinessWomen's Association of SA's dialogue on Tuesday.
Briefly.co.za reported that emergency measures had been taken to protect the nation's women and empower victims of gender-based violence.
Speaking during the event, Ramaphosa told South Africa's business and professional women that:
“Never keep quiet. Speak out about everything, be it GBV or lack of transformation. Continue agitating for the attainment of a non-racist and non-sexist South Africa. Mobilise for the cause of women.”
Adamant that the ANC is insisting on equality across the board, Ramaphosa called for more women to participate:
“We need more women-led businesses in manufacturing. The #AfCFTA is opening up a lot of opportunities across Africa. Women must participate in our business forums, and trade their goods and services.”
While the president encouraged participation, he vowed that he would be supportive all the way:
“I am irrevocably committed to the empowerment of women and I am prepared to do everything it takes to advance the cause of women in this country.”