MARAPONG — Motivation and inspiration is always the aim of any Matjoba Young Woman’s meeting and on 14 July the girls took it to a practical level.
The chairperson, Tebogo Mocheko, reported back on a visit to Letaba where she visited some businesses and got truly inspired.
Ria Makgae reported back on the Marapong Broader Community Meeting, where the National Integrated Resource Plan was discussed. She explained how the government allocates a percentage of power generation to specific sectors, such as coal, nuclear and renewable energy. At this stage, the percentages allocated to renewable energy is very small.
“Coal is still the government’s preferred source of energy, despite the huge negative impacts on the environment and people’s health. Earthlife Africa is working against the implementation of nuclear power plants, which also has a hugely negative impact on the environment. Earthlife Africa recently won a victory in the Cape Town supreme court against the nuclear deals – now well-known as part of the State capture history” she said.
After reporting, it was time to go practical. Public speaking is considered one of the greatest fears people face, only surpassed by the fear of death. All the girls had to make an unprepared speech and practised their English and speaking talents.
The tasty practical session was next on the agenda and dough making was demonstrated with pita bread being baked and filled with chicken and veggies.
The Matjoba women agreed – a woman should be well rounded as far as knowledge and skills are concerned.