Women honoured

Daphne Jansen speaks about womens month.

The Mitchell’s Plain Community Advice and Development Project honoured women who are active in the community, at an event held at the Town Centre library, on Tuesday August 15.

At the event was Yethu Siyangu, the Occupational Health and Safety officer at the Department of Labour, Mitchell’s Plain office, who spoke about the services they offered and invited the women to engage with her regarding labour matters.

The Mitchell’s Plain Community Advice and Development Project co-ordinator, William Simmers, said the office had recently formed a partnership with the Department of Labour to assist residents with labour issues and that the aim of the event was to honour the dedicated women for the work they had done over the years.

“We would like to thank all the women for their hard work and dedication to the people of Mitchell’s Plain. You have spent your time working in your communities without getting a cent, and that shows true character and passion,” he said.

Among the many women honoured at the event, were Plainsman reporter Kaylynn Palm, and Simoneh de Bruin, the assistant editor of Cape Community Newspapers, which publishes Plainsman. Ms De Bruin is also a former Plainsman reporter.

The Mitchell’s Plain Community Advice and Development Project offers legal advice and support to residents by referring them to attorneys, the local magistrate’s court, Equality Court and assists with court documents.

The office is at Room 13, 1st Floor, OGS Building (Engen Garage), Town Centre, corner of 1st and 4th avenues in Eastridge. You can contact the organisation on mitchellsplainadv@telkomsa.net or 021 392 2000.