Zuma: Women’s participation in SA economy vital
The president released government’s first report on the status of women in South Africa’s economy.
JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma says South Africa can only reach full economic emancipation if women are to participate at every level of the economy.
Zuma addressed thousands of women at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Sasolburg in the Free State on Sunday.
He also released government's first report on the status of women in the country.
The president says although the country has made great strides in improving the lives of women, there's still a lot more to be done.
"The march towards social and economic freedom for women continues."
Zuma says the status report is government's intervention in ensuring that women fully participate in the country's development.
"It will assist us in taking stock and to improve the interventions further."
He has also acknowledged the triple challenge of unemployment, poverty and inequality and says they remain a stark reality.