- A local woman has shared she will be offering paid menstrual leave to her female employees
- The businesswoman @Gee_Dhlamini took to Twitter to share the groundbreaking news in a post that has garnered more than 10k likes on the social media platform already
- On the opposite spectrum, many users took to the comments sections with some wondering how exactly the paid leave would be delegated
A young entrepreneur has definitely grabbed the bull by the horns with her revolutionary way of caring for her female employees. In the tweet, which has since gone viral, @Gee_Dhlamini announced her small business - comprising herself and her husband - will now be offering all female employees the option of paid menstrual leave. She enthusiastically captioned the post:
"My husband and I have introduced paid menstrual leave for our female employees. This makes me so happy as a woman."
Mzansi's female population were quick to commend the woman for her new business model with some users even asking when they could come work for the young powerhouse.
"Wish I worked for you guys wow."
"Y'all need a civil engineer or IT person in your company? Or I can just do both maybe?"
"Oh wow, that’s amazing!!! The number of days I’ve worked with vision tunnelling, unbearable pain coursing through my body, just struggling to stay upright, conscious, and keep my breakfast down WHILE forcing myself to speak with colleagues and complete my work..."
"Look, I suffered (passing out from pain and anaemia). My female boss refused to understand. So this, that y'all are doing, is power"
"Stunning. Love it. Did you consult with the women in your company and they are the ones that said they'd rather stay at home for the duration of the menstruation?"
Although Mzansi's overall response to the post was positive, some users had their fair share of questions for the businesswoman. Mzansi's male population seemed much less enthusiastic about the endeavour. Read some of their comments below:
"So how does it work, do you trace and keep track of the menstrual cycle of every woman who is working for you to know whether they are not falsifying their periods just to benefit from the leaves? Do those with longer periods get longer leaves or it is standardised?"
"This is what 50/50 means king, men do the job, women enjoy the fruits/results."
"So the men will be picking up the slack and essentially doing more work with no extra pay, but everything is equal."
Meanwhile, in other business news Briefly News previously reported that starting a small business may be tricky, especially if we come from worlds where education and resources aren't always easily accessible.
That didn't stop 28-year-old PhD student Nomandla Ngcoya from giving it a shot back in 2016 when she founded D Chem Group, a chemicals manufacturing company, with just R1 200.
The exceptional black chemist featured in the Mail & Guardian Top 200 young South Africans Science and Technology list in her university days and is using her academic and research know-how to create products that find use in daily life.
With the grand opening of her detergents and cosmetics plant in the Pietermaritzburg CBD on Sunday, the student hopes to continue expanding her enterprise and employ at least 10 people in the coming months.
Nomandla Ngcoya is definitely serving some serious black girl magic and today some of her top products can be found in major retailers like Spar.
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Source: Briefly News