DSRAC Gives Back to the Community in the Spirit of Women’s Month 🗓
The country commemorates Women’s Month in August to pay tributed to women who marched to the Union Building on 9 August 1956 to protest the Pass Law to women and this year marks 67 years.
In celebration of this year’s Women’s Month, the department undertook a fun-filled fundraising campaign, inviting DSRAC male staff to drape their heads in colourful doeks on the 16th of August 2023 in a #WearADoek initiative to show their appreciation to all women.
A R50 fine was paid by those who did not follow the day’s dress code. Proceeds from the initiative were used to purchase donations handed over to Amantinde Isibindi Safe Park, a centre dedicated to caring for vulnerable youth in King William’s Town. Thanks to a generous donation by Vodacom, 100 packets of sanitary towels were donated, alongside a variety of bulk fruit and pre-loved clothing collected by the department’s Women’s Forum.
The Forum had previously contributed food parcels to the centre to commemorate this year’s Mandela Day, and Corporate Services General Manager, Ms Ncumisa Fololo, announced that the Women’s Forum is adopting the centre for outreach projects undertaken this year to assist those in need and bring about positive change in the department’s surrounding community.