Over 1 350 women gathered at an event hosted by the Mitchell’s Plain Community Advice and Development Project (MPCADP) and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development at the New Apostolic Church, in Tafelsig, on Wednesday August 30.
Mitchell’s Plain Community Advice and Development Project, better known as Mitchell’s Plain Advice Office, is a community-focused human rights organisation committed to providing support, guidance, and development opportunities to the residents of Mitchell’s Plain.
Services offered are free paralegal advice, access to lawyers, court support and training on labour laws to empower workers.
Mitchells Plain Advice Office in collaboration with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ and CD), concluded Women’s Month by celebrating and recognising the contributions of 50 outstanding women from the community.
The event, themed “Honouring mothers and daughters and accelerating socio-economic opportunities for women’s empowerment” took place on Wednesday August 30 at the New Apostolic Church in Tafelsig.
The initiative acknowledged the efforts of women across various sectors, including the South African Police Services (SAPS), neighbourhood watch groups, and the Mitchell’s Plain Network Opposing Abuse.
The Mitchells Plain Advice Office reached out to organisations within Mitchell’s Plain to nominate deserving women from their respective sectors.
The 50 women were honoured with certificates and gifts during the event, handed out by the deputy minister of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, John Jeffery and former Mayor of the City of Cape Town, Theresa Solomon.
They shared information about topics such as abuse, women and the law, obtaining protection orders, and wills.
Mr Jeffery shared his insights in the women’s role in society, as well as how the DOJ and CD assists women.
The programme also featured musical performances by renowned Jonathan Jonkers, Ms Mathinus and Ms Roman, as well as a thought-provoking play presented by the Mitchell’s Plain Network Opposing Abuse.